Deputy Chief of Iran’s Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari reiterated the country’s unwavering policy to boost its military power in the face of foreign threats and said the Islamic Republic would never ask for others’ permission in this regard.
Addressing a gathering of worshipers in Tehran on Friday, Rear Admiral Sayyari hailed Iran’s position in the international arena and said, “Today, we raise our truthful words loudly in the world and play a powerful role.”
“We should increase the country’s deterrent power,” he said, adding that Iran should boost its defense capabilities so that nobody even thinks of infiltrating into the country.
“We would provide what is needed for the security of the country, and we will not ask for permission from anybody to do so,” the commander noted.
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 October 2017, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei categorically rejected the idea of negotiations on Iran’s defense power, stressing that the country will press ahead with the plans to boost its might and build up its defense capabilities.
“As we have announced several times in the past and announce it once again, the country’s defense capabilities and power are not subject to negotiations and bargaining,” the Leader said at the time.
“We will have no bargaining and dealing with the enemy over the country’s means of defense and over whatever provides or supports the national power,” Imam Khamenei underscored.