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A military truck carries the long-range Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf) missile during an annual military parade on September 21, 2012.

A military truck carries the long-range Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf) missile during an annual military parade on September 21, 2012.

As stated by the Leader, the Iranian nation is prepared and will seriously defend its prestige. The Iranian nation will definitely will foil any aggression with a crushing response." Iranian lawmaker Evaz Heidarpour
An Iranian lawmaker says Iran’s Armed Forces will give a crushing response to any possible aggression against the country’s territory. “As stated by the Leader [of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei], the Iranian nation is prepared and will seriously defend its prestige. The Iranian nation will definitely foil any aggression with a crushing response,” Evaz Heidarpour, member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday. He added that the Islamic Republic is at its zenith in terms of military defense capabilities, noting that Iran’s Armed Forces will respond appropriately to any move or possible aggression against the country. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Friday that based on Islamic principles, Iran has no aggressive intentions but will never back down in the face of any aggression. The Leader stated that the armed forces are better prepared and more capable than the past, adding, “The only factor that suppresses war-waging impulse of power-seekers is the general readiness of the [Iranian] nation and defensive preparedness of the armed forces.” Israel has recently stepped up threats of carrying out a strike against Iran’s nuclear energy facilities. The threats are based on the unfounded claims that the peaceful nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic include a military component. Iranian officials have refuted the allegation and have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East. AR/SS