Former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has highlighted the importance of advanced technology for confronting “soft war.”
Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the Leader’s senior military advisor, said that in his opinion the western culture has waged a new war against Iran.
His comments come as Tehran plans to hold a national conference on “soft warfare” later this year.
“We can block the enemy’s cultural onslaught by using our own culture. Our enemies have realized that our culture and the Islamic Revolution is ever-expanding, therefore, they have launched an all out cultural war against us” Rahim Safavi said.
He pointed out that the number of Iran’s 24-hour satellite television networks should increase to counter the enemy’s “soft warfare.”
“IRGC can expand the Islamic revolution’s culture both inside and outside the country. We can export the Islamic Revolution’s culture,” Rahim Safavi concluded.