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Iran’s Armed Forces maintain full intelligence dominance over enemies: Army chief

Iran's Army Chief Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi (Photo by Tasnim)

The chief commander of the Iranian Army says the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces maintain complete dominance in the field of intelligence over the enemies and are fully prepared to defend the country's national interests.

Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi made the remarks during a ceremony attended by high-ranking military officials and commanders for the delivery of new combat-defensive equipment to the Iranian Navy in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Wednesday.

 A total of 42 items of watercraft equipment and weapons joined the Navy's fleet.

Praising the Iranian Army’s remarkable progress in the field of military industry, Mousavi said the assistance provided by the country’s government, the Defense Ministry, universities and knowledge-based companies contributed to the fulfillment of such goals, making “Iran and Iranians proud.”

The US, which supports the child-killing regime of Israel, is “busy forcing others to adopt baseless positions though deception and coercion, and they reveal their seditious nature in different ways,” the top commander said.

"Iran's Armed Forces, with complete intelligence dominance over adversaries, are ready to defend the country's national interests at any required level, and on this path, they will not back down an iota from the country’s soil and the ideals of the Islamic Revolution," he added.

Iran's Army Chief Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi (2nd R) and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani (L) are seen during a ceremony in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on March 6, 2024.

Domestically-developed guided missile destroyers, Azarakhsh (Thunderbolt) speedboats, minesweeper helicopters and Sanjar drones were among dozens of new military equipment delivered to the Iranian Navy on Wednesday.

During the ceremony, 16 items of achievement were also unveiled in the field of defensive military equipment, marine sensors, underwater and subsurface telephone system, oxygen generating devices, jamming and surveillance systems as well as wiretap and interception systems.

A large number of cruise missiles, electric torpedoes, three types of smart naval mines, homegrown cannon projectiles, missile guidance systems and underwater weapons were also delivered to the Navy.

'Four naval groups protecting Iran's interests across oceans'

Speaking at the ceremony, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani also hailed the force’s combat readiness, saying that by equipping its naval units, the force manifested the Islamic Republic's ability to produce new equipment and weapons.

“We are proud that four naval groups of the Army are simultaneously protecting the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the deep oceans,” Irani said, adding, “With the help of God and by equipping the Navy, we are witnessing the ability in our commando units to manufacture new equipment and weapons."

Highlighting the principle of development in the Navy, the top commander said, “During international drills with military forces of other countries, they acknowledge the prowess of the strategic Navy of the Iranian Army and the great strides of the Army in carrying out international missions.”

Iranian military experts and engineers have in recent years made remarkable breakthroughs in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient.

Iranian officials have underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense and deterrence, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has on several occasions called for efforts to boost Iran’s defense capabilities.

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