Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the Islamic Republic’s troops have aimed to conquer a peak of deterrence, which will dissuade enemies from even think of attacking the country.
Addressing a gathering of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force commanders in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad on Thursday, Baqeri pointed to the downfall of the unipolar hegemony in the world, the decline of US power, failure of Washington’s scenarios in the West Asia region despite spending billions of dollars, the revival of China as a great power and Russia’s taking more active role, and said all the developments attest to the fact that the world is entering a new phase identified as transition period.
He elaborated on the geopolitical features of the transition period, and noted that Iran, thanks to the unique leadership of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, cognizance of the nation and preparedness of Armed Forces, has attained many achievements despite wars, instabilities, insecurities and conflicts of recent years.
“With Iran turning threats into opportunities, the so-called pillars of the enemy’s maximum pressure have collapsed one after another, and the role of Armed Forces, among other factors, was very important and decisive in this regard,” the high-ranking Iranian military official stated.
A review of the events over the past three years shows that accomplishments like the downing of the enemy’s strategic drone, successful missions of Iranian Armed Forces in land and sea operations across the region, victorious campaign against Daesh Takfiri terrorists, establishment of lasting security in the country and along its borders, and promotion of Iran’s power in missile, drone, naval and ground sectors have all played an effective role in failure of the enemy, the top general added.
He went on to say that the Ground Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran play a fundamental role in establishment of sustainable deterrence, promotion of durable security in the country and along border areas, support for the resistance front, and frustration of the enemy's strategies.
‘Zionists will lose entire occupied territories if they commit folly against Iran’
Separately, IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif on Thursday warned the Israeli regime against committing an act of folly against Iran.
“Zionists are trying hard to threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran. We warn the usurping Israeli regime that it will permanently lose the 27,000 square kilometers of territories that it has occupied if it makes such a mistake. There's no doubt about this threat,” he said at a ceremony in the northwestern city of Qazvin.
Sharif also dismissed Israel's threats of military option against Iran, stating that the former Ba'athist regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, which enjoyed full support of the United States and the Soviet Union, miserably failed in the 1980-1988 war on Iran.
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