IRGC to repel even idea of bullying Iran
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohammad-Ali Jafari
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Mohammad-Ali Jafari says the IRGC is ready to counter even the thought of threatening Iran that crosses the enemy's mind.
During the opening of the IRGC military drill, codenamed Shohaday-e Vahdat (Martyrs of Unity), in eastern Iran on Monday, Jafari stressed the readiness of Iranian forces “to counter any act of aggression and threat.”
He added that the drills will help prepare for an unbalanced war and aims to prevent the enemy from advancing in the country.
The commander said the maneuvers also seek to counter the technological superiority the enemy relies on through IRGC tactics and new ideas.
The first phase of the drill began in the vicinity of Khaf city in Khorasan Razavi Province on Saturday, days after Iranian naval forces staged the massive 10-day Velayat 90 maneuvers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
Spokesman of the Shohaday-e Vahdat drill General Hamid Sarkheili said on Monday that bolstering security along Iran's eastern border areas, promoting defensive and combat capabilities of the IRGC Ground Forces and passing on the experiences gained during the eight-year war imposed by Iraq on Iran to young officers are among the main objectives of the maneuver.
He added that the capabilities and innovations of the Ground Forces in tactical aspects will be displayed during the main phase of the drill.