Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the foremost priority of the force is to formulate comprehensive efforts to confront possible threats against the country.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the IRGC feels the need to confront soft threats in all arenas as the most important need of the country.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is therefore preparing infrastructures to confront military, hard and soft threats. The force has also tasked the Basij (volunteer) forces to confront against soft threats, he said.
Jafari went on to underscore that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps gained invaluable experience during the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran.
“The IRGC could properly and effectively adjust military plans of action, battle tactics and macro-scale strategies during the Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988) to counter hazards endangering the country,” Fars news agency quoted Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying.
Jafari concluded that achievements made during the Iraq–Iran war have contributed to IRGC’s current capabilities and will always be looked upon as a successful model.