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Iran’s Military Power Keeping US Forces Away: Top General

Iran has gained such great military and deterrent power that the American forces have to stay clear from the Iranian coasts, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.

The Iranian military forces have become so powerful that no American aircraft carrier has been deployed to the Persian Gulf during the past two years and they have stayed over 1,000 kilometers away from the coasts of Iran, Major General Baqeri said at an administrative meeting in the southern port city of Bushehr on Sunday.

The commander said the US has admitted that Iran’s success in extending the range of its missiles and boosting the accuracy and power of its fire has increased the costs and risks of American forces staying in the region.

The Iranian Armed Forces monitor the enemies’ moves across the region constantly, he added.

The general also stated that the enemy’s decision to give up plans for a military attack on Iran has nothing to do with its fake concern for human rights, but relates to its fear of war and Iran’s massive deterrent power.

In remarks in November 2021, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami ruled out the possibility of a war against Iran, saying the enemy has become disappointed with military action on the Islamic Republic.

Military war on Iran has been dropped off the enemy’s list of options, the commander said, adding that the adversaries have instead targeted the Iranian people, their religion and their livelihood.

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