Armed Forces highly ready to defend Iran: Military chief
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“At the present time, the Armed Forces are maintaining a high level of readiness to give a response to any threat and act of aggression by enemies of the Islamic Iran,” Baqeri said while addressing a gathering of military forces in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan Province on Sunday.
The senior military commander added that enemies of the Islamic Republic have been trying for the past four decades to deal a blow to the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
“The world-devouring America, the usurping Zionist regime [of Israel] and regional reactionary regimes have been trying to threaten and deal a blow to the Islamic Revolution of Iran for the past 40 years,” he said.
Baqeri emphasized that despite all their efforts, the enemies of Iran have not been able to deal even a slight blow to the Islamic Republic.
Amid some reports about Israel's preparation for military action against Iran with US support, a senior Iranian official on Saturday strongly ruled out the possibility of a war against the Islamic Republic given enemies' awareness of Iran's "political strength and its military and security preparedness."
"As the official in charge of the country's national security body, I am explicitly and confidently announcing that the possibility of a war [against Iran] is ruled out because of enemies' assessment of the Islamic Republic's political strength, its military and security preparedness in domestic and foreign arenas, as well as their lack of determination, coherence and operational capability," Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said.
His remarks came after Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said in April that the Islamic Republic was determined to boost its deterrent power, stressing that the Iranian nation, particularly the Armed Forces, were not fearful of any enemy.
He added that the Iranian Armed Forces have strategic defense capabilities, saying that the country had managed to improve its deterrent power by relying on its young and faithful experts and will defend its national security wherever a threat is posed to it.
In a meeting earlier in April with a group of senior commanders of the Iranian Armed Forces, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said enemies of the Islamic establishment were in fear of the rising power of Iran, but were not able to do anything to curb it.
The Leader mentioned power, security, dignity and having adequate capability in time of need as the main goals of the Iranian Armed Forces, noting that all the activities conducted by those forces must be aimed at achieving their predetermined goals.