A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has highlighted the significance of maintaining security across the region, warning of the global arrogance’s plots to alter the world’s geopolitical map.
“The global arrogance and its allies are making efforts to change the world’s geopolitical map,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s second-in-command, said on Sunday.
Security is very important in Iran’s defense system, particularly at a time when centers of insecurity and crisis have been formed in the Islamic Republic’s neighboring countries and the strategy of hegemonic countries, such as the United States, Britain and some of their allies in the region, is to make geopolitical changes in the world, he added.
The senior IRGC commander emphasized that Iran monitored all moves by its enemies while at the same time displaying its defensive preparedness to establish full security, particularly in border areas.
He pointed to security drills that started on Sunday by the IRGC ground forces, saying that Iran possessed adequate weapons to counter any possible ground, sea and aerial attacks on the country.
Salami noted that during the ongoing drills, the IRGC ground forces had managed to successfully improve coordination among various defense units.
The IRGC ground forces started the heavy artillery fire drills, codenamed Moharram, in the country’s southwestern area.
The exercises are part of annual events marking the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran in 1980 which led to an eight-year war.
The maneuvers, centered in the Oshnavieh border region, will include artillery, armored and airborne units. The main part involved practicing of defensive preparedness by infantry, armored, electronic warfare, and rocket units, as well as the ground-operating squadrons of the IRGC.