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'Iran Army will nip threats in the bud'
Iranian Army Commander Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan
Sat Mar 5, 2011 10:14AM
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The Iranian Army commander says the Army will counter any possible threats against the country, though extraregional powers have overstretched themselves in the region and are unable to get engaged in another front.

“We will nip any threat in the bud,” said the Iranian Army Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

“Extraregional powers have suffered heavy defeats and failed during their presence in Afghanistan and Iraq,“ he went on to say.

“But this does not mean that the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army should allow its preparedness to decline or stop monitoring enemy threats,” he noted.

General Pourdastan pointed out that the Iranian Army is keeping a close watch on all threats and prepares itself accordingly.

“Today, there exists great potential in the Iranian Armed Forces, including in the Army, enabling them to counter and nip in the bud any threats on land, in the sea and in the air,” he added.

Military experts believe future wars are equipment-oriented, he further explained.

Nevertheless, he underlined, experience shows wars are centered on individuals, and that's why the Iranian Army pays due regard to “manpower.”

He also said Iran's defense industries have enormous capabilities and can meet the needs of the Armed Forces.

General Pourdastan stated that most of the equipment used by the Army is domestically produced, and is comparable to foreign-made military hardware.

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