“We are certain that the military might of the Iranian Armed Forces prevents them (enemies) from even thinking of such things,” Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi told a group of senior IRIAF commanders and foreign military attachés in Tehran on Monday.
He went on to say that future wars will be obviously fought in the sky with massive presence of fighter jets and rockets, adding that IRIAF has adopted a new approach and focused its entire ability on building military aircraft.
“Proper understanding of the status quo together with movement towards self-sufficiency in military hardware and personnel has evolved us to the level of preparedness that we are fully ready for any aerial confrontation,” Shah-Safi pointed out.
The remarks come as various US officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama, have recently threatened Iran with military action.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
Iran has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.