Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s capability to display different initiatives in the battlefield, and said the enemies cannot assess the country’s operational and tactical power.
Salami described the tactics used by the Iranian commanders and soldiers during the 8-year Iraqi-imposed war on Iran (1980-1988) as a proper role model for the new generation, and said during the war Iran used different initiatives and tactics to defeat the enemy despite being faced with an acute shortage of weapons and equipment.
“Therefore, the enemies will never be able to assess our operational and tactical power,” he stressed.
In relevant remarks in 2012, a former official of the IRGC described Iran as the “strategic rival” of the West, and stressed that enemies of the Islamic Republic have resorted to the pressure strategy against Iran due to their inability for military confrontation against the country.
“The enemy has concentrated on exerting direct pressure (on Iran) in every aspect except for a military attack because they are not able to withstand our country’s defensive power and know that they are not able to tolerate the crushing response of the warriors of the Islamic Iran,” former Politburo Chief of the IRGC General Yadollah Javani said.
Javani, who is now an advisor of the Supreme Leader’s representative at the IRGC, further added that the Iranian Armed Forces, including its Basij (volunteer forces) are fully prepared to confront any kind of enemy plot.