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IRGC to raise its power: Iran cmdr

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 20, IRNA -- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will enhance its power despite the sanctions, which have brought no effect on Iran's defense power, senior commander said on Thursday.

Iran's defense power has magnified during sanctions era, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC, told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in Tehran.

Despite the world's criticism of Washington's anti-Iran measures, US President Donald Trump reinstated unilateral sanctions on Tehran on November 5 and imposed as he claimed the "highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"Our defense and military sector was sanctioned from the outset of the [1979] Islamic Revolution," General Salami said, adding that the sanctions still continue.

He further said that Iran's military and defensive power is completely "indigenous."

The strengthening of power is on top of the agenda, the commander stressed.

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