Iran’s military ready to nip threats in the bud: Commander

The Islamic Republic can nip any threat in the bud thanks to its high combat power, says a senior Iranian Army commander.

“Today, we have a great combat power and if there is any threat, we will nip it in the bud,” Iranian Army’s Executive Deputy Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Mahmoudi said on Friday.

What we have, the commander said, is Iran’s capable Army forces which have a brilliant record of success in countering excessive demands by the enemy during the Islamic Republic’s 1980-88 Sacred Defense against an invasion by a Western-backed Iraq.

“Today, we produce various types of missiles, aircraft, helicopters and artillery on our own.”

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said late last month that the Sacred Defense had led to “valuable” achievements.

“Iran is in a position in the fields of science, politics, and particularly defense that despite the cruel threats by the hegemonic system, it can detect and thwart any threat at its starting point even outside the borders,” Hatami said.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.

Iran has also conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art army equipment.

The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.

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