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IRGC Commander: Iran Missiles Can Easily Hit Enemy Targets

24 January 2016 11:24



Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran can hit enemy targets anywhere in the region with its sophisticated missile defense batteries.

“We can target enemy bases anywhere in the region with ease,” Salami said in an interview with the state-run TV on Saturday.

He went on to say that, together with other armed forces, the IRGC is a force to be reckoned with, always playing a dominant backup role in international diplomacy.

Salami said Iran’s missile defense systems are for deterrence against the United States and Israel.

The General reiterated that Iran will continue to play a central role in the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region, particularly in Syria.

The IRGC commander had earlier said that the country has boosted its missile capabilities in the shortest time possible to increase its effective deterrent power.

“The expansion of Iran’s military power has raced up and is now making progress at a high speed, meaning that today, we are able to hit all the vital interests of the enemies at any point in the region,” he added.

Salami referred to Iran’s progress in building different military weapons and tools, including drones, radars, missiles, air defense and radar-evading planes, and said, “Iran is the center of regional stability and security, and that the security of world energy and regional and international shipping and trade in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman is in the hands of Iran.”

Stressing that the power balance had changed in Iran’s interest in recent years, he said, “Iran’s strategies gave us access to the enemy in the region and when the enemy entered our operational zone, it betrayed its weak points.”

Salami said enemies failed to cripple Iran through sanctions, decrease its regional clout through political isolation, and vacate its energy through internal seditions.

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