“The enemy is completely serious in its animosity and therefore, we should create the same atmosphere to confront the enemy,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said in Tehran on Saturday.
“We should pay due attention to soft war rapidly and make the necessary organizational arrangements in this arena,” he added.
In relevant remarks in August, Jazayeri also underlined the necessity for nationwide preparedness to repel enemy threats against the country, saying that all state bodies should set up headquarters to counter enemies’ soft war against Iran.
He pointed to the ongoing economic and cultural war against Iran, and said, “The current war conditions should be realized well and its aspects should be assessed and each of the country’s authorities and directors should identify their defense zone and lines.”
“We propose that each governmental organization and body establishes a soft war headquarters to do the necessary planning for confronting the enemies’ plots as a serious and principal agenda,” Jazzayeri noted.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has also on many occasions warned about the enemies’ soft war plots to undermine Iran’s resolve towards progress.
In November 2009, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underlined the necessity for proper measures to repel enemy’s soft war against Iran.
“Today, the main priority of the country is to confront (enemy’s) soft warfare which is aimed at creating doubt, discord and pessimism among the masses of the people,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing a large and fervent congregation of Basij (volunteer) forces at the time.