In a speech on Tuesday night, Brigadier General Raoul Sanaei-Rad hailed Iran’s grandeur at the international arena in the 40th year after the Islamic Revolution and said, “The enemies have carried out numerous seditious plots in these years against the revolution and the Establishment but they were not able to hit the structure of the Establishment.”
This enemies’ failure has forced them to change their strategy in confrontation with the Islamic Republic, he said, adding that they have been seeking to infiltrate into the internal organizations.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the top commander hailed the country’s military capabilities and said the country’s military power has been achieved by sacrifices made by martyrs so the power should be protected.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threaten the country.
The Leader said that Iran’s enhanced military preparedness would frighten the foes and be deterrent against the enemies, underlining, “The Islamic Republic is not intending to begin a war against anyone, but you (the Iranian military forces) should boost your capabilities in such a way that not only the enemy would be fearful and afraid of attacking Iran, but also thanks to the solidarity, might, and effective presence of the Armed Forces, the specter of threats against the Iranian nation would be swept away.”