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Iranian Armed Forces have finger on trigger to foil enemy plots: Top General

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri speaks during a ceremony in Jamkaran Mosque near the holy city of Qom on September 25, 2023. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

Iran’s highest-ranking military commander has warned that his forces are ready to act in the face of the enemies by keeping their hands on the trigger and eyes on radars.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks on Monday during a ceremony in Jamkaran Mosque near the holy city of Qom, where the Armed Forces renewed allegiance to the twelfth and last Shia Imam, Imam Mahdi (PBUH).

“The Iranian Armed Forces have set up a unified body to establish security in the country,” he said.

“State of readiness is a familiar concept for our Armed Personnel. That is, every moment we have our hands on the trigger and our eyes on the radar screen, along with surveillance and intelligence equipment so that no conspiracy is organized against the country and the enemies do not wish to launch an aggression and undermine our security.”

General Baqeri also noted that today the enemies do not dare invade Iran and even do not think about it due to the power of the Armed Forces.

He further emphasized that Iranian forces stand selflessly on all battlefields and fight hoping to be martyred.

“We pledge not to compromise with the enemies of Islam and stand against them, as well as continue the path of our martyrs, defend the disadvantaged and the oppressed, and move with all our might in the invaluable path of the 2nd Phase of the Islamic Revolution devised by Leader of the Islamic Revolution,” he added, referring to the national roadmap for the second forty years of the 1979 revolution drawn by Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

General warns of decisive response in case of 'foolish act'

Also speaking on Monday, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari warned the enemies that they will receive a “decisive response” if they commit a “foolish act” against Iran.

The Army’s ground troops, he said, have been deployed along all Iranian borders.

“If the enemies put a foot wrong and commit a foolish or mischievous act against Iran’s holy Islamic establishment, they will receive a decisive response from the Army’s ground forces,” Heidari asserted.

“If the enemies attack Iran from the air, they will definitely have no place to sit on the ground, and if they attack Iran from the ground, we will annihilate them within seconds by God’s grace.”

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