The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the recent military exercises in Iran were a show of the country’s deterrent power and served as a warning to enemies against any miscalculation in dealing with the Islamic Republic.
“The recent maneuvers showed the Iranian nation’s will to defend the Islamic Revolution’s achievements, independence, territorial integrity and power,” Major General Hossein Salami told reporters on Tuesday.
He added that the military drills also conveyed Iran’s serious message to enemies that it is fully ready to safeguard its identity, independence and dignity matter-of-factly.
“We have fingers on the trigger on behalf of the great Iranian nation,” the IRGC chief commander said.
He said the IRGC forces are prepared to protect the Iranian nation under any circumstances in the face of any threat along the borders, in the heart of the homeland, or deep in faraway territories.
Salami expressed confidence that all security and political developments would ultimately serve the interests of the Iranian people as they already did in the past.
The Iranian Army and the IRGC have recently held several exercises across the country amid America’s stepped-up military threats against Iran in the final days of US President Donald Trump in office.
Last week, the IRGC held massive military drills in central Iran, in which it tested its latest ballistic missiles and combat drones.
Missiles of Zulfaqar, Zelzal, and Dezful classes were fired at the targets during the drills. The missiles were equipped with detachable and guided warheads, capable of disrupting and infiltrating into the enemy’s missile shield.
During recent months, Washington has taken provocative measures that exacerbated the already tense situation with Tehran. It has flown B-52 bombers over the Persian Gulf, dispatched a nuclear-powered submarine to the region, and extended the stay of an aircraft carrier as a warning to the Islamic Republic.