Deputy Top Commander: Iranian Army to Give Crushing Response to Aggressors


Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan downplayed the US officials’ military threats, and said the Iranian Army and other Armed Forces will give a crushing response to any possible enemy aggression.

“The Iranian Army and Armed Forces are so capable and strong that the enemies (even) don’t think of aggression but if they make a mistake, the Army will give them a very decisive and crushing response which deserves the Islamic Republic of Iran’s name,” General Pourdastan said in an interview with the state-run TV on Saturday night.

Stressing that all foreign vessels sailing in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Caspian Sea are monitored by the Iranian Armed Forces, he added, “Also, We have designed proper defensive plans to give a crushing response to the aggressors based on our defense doctrine.”

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are prepared to give a rigid response to any possible aggressive act by the enemies.

“We are ready to take speedy reaction against enemy’s possible threats and deepening intelligence superiority over enemy’s movements is our top priority,” General Baqeri said.

He reiterated that Iran’s missile strength is admirable.

Also, in February, General Pourdastan underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are always ready to give a crushing response to the aggressors, adding that nothing can surprise them.

“Given the preparedness of the Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and other Armed Forces, they cannot be surprised in any conditions and if any threat emerges, certainly the threatening force will regret its action,” General Pourdastan told reporters in the Southern province of Khuzestan.

Referring to different drills held and underway in Iran by the Iranian Armed Forces, he said, “The objective of such wargames is warning those who have the illusion of aggression against Iran.”

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