Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s military capabilities, and said the country has grown so powerful that it can now target all enemies’ vital interests throughout the region.
“Iran is more powerful than any other time and our defense power against the enemies cannot be compared to the past,” Salami said, addressing Basij (volunteer) force commanders in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
“The expansion of Iran’s military power has raced up and is now making progress at a high speed, meaning that today, we are able to hit all the vital interests of the enemies at any point in the region,” he added.
Salami referred to Iran’s progress in building different military weapons and tools, including drones, radars, missiles, air defense and radar-evading planes, and said, “Iran is the center of regional stability and security and the security of the world energy and regional and international shipping and trade in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman is in the hands of Iran.”
In similar remarks last Wednesday, Salami underlined enemies’ failure in implementing their different plots against Iran, and said the country is now growing into a world power.
“Today, the regional Iran is turning into a global Iran,” Salami said, addressing the Armed Forces officials in Tehran.
Stressing that the power balance had changed in Iran’s interest by the important events which had happened in recent years, he said, “Iran’s strategies gave us access to the enemy in the region and when the enemy entered our operational zone, its weak points became more obvious.”
Salami said that the enemy wanted to cripple the Iranian society through sanctions, decrease the country’s regional clout by political isolation and vacate the Iranian society and the Islamic Republic’s energy by internal seditions but Tehran made their plots fall flat through understanding their strategies.