Iranian Commander: Iranian Armed Forces Monitoring All Enemies’ Moves
Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are monitoring every single move of the enemies across the borders and beyond.
“The Armed Forces’ specialized forces monitor all enemies’ moves beyond the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders,” Pourdastan said, addressing the Iranian people in the Northwestern city of Zanjan on Friday night.
“The Armed Forces develop the necessary capacities based on the results of their monitoring of the regional conditions to nip any threat or aggressive move in the bud,” he added.
Earlier this month, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces in a statement vowed to remove any kind of threat posed to the country and its Islamic Revolution.
“The brave and grateful nation of Islamic Iran and the Armed Forces are ready to stand powerfully and decisively against any possible threat to the Islamic Revolution and Islamic Establishment vigilantly and smartly and under the guidelines of the Supreme Leader and give a remorseful response to the enemies of our dear Iran,” said the statement which was issued to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Lieutenant General Ali Sayyad Shirazi.
In relevant remarks in 2013, Pourdastan said that the Armed Forces have a close watch on all activities and threats in the region.
“We constantly monitor all threats in the region and produce equipment and adopt measures proportionate to them,” Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran at the time.
“The Army is able to respond to any threat on the ground, in the sea and in the air, counter it crushingly and nip it in the bud,” he added.
Senior Iranian officials and commanders have on occasions said that Iran has a close watch on the movements and bases of the trans-regional forces in the neighboring countries and the region, underlining that the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to repel enemy threats.
In relevant remarks in 2012, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the Iranian Armed Forces’ full preparedness as a major deterrent to enemy attacks, and meantime stressed that the country will not step back in case of any foreign aggression.
“Because of their Islamic teachings, Iranian nation are not the men of aggression and invasion but they will not fall short of confronting any aggression,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Iranian military units in Northeastern province of North Khorassan at the time.
The Leader lauded Iran’s high military preparedness, and stated, “The only reason the power mongers’ motivation for waging war has downgraded or getting weakened is the general readiness of Iranian nation and the defense readiness of the armed forces.”
The Leader said general readiness of Iranian nation, especially the youth, is today in the highest possible level compared to the past and the armed forces are more prepared and more powerful than the past.