Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh made the remarks on Sunday on the sidelines of a ceremony held to hand over a large number of long-range surface-to-surface missile launchers by Iran’s Defense Ministry to the IRGC.
The commander urged Iranian Armed Forces to further improve their military preparedness to counter possible threats posed by enemies against the Islamic Revolution.
“Threats by enemies of the Islamic Revolution have taught us a good lesson about how to appear strong in the face of enemies and defend the [Iranian] nation and the achievements of the Islamic Revolution,” Hajizadeh said.
He emphasized that Iran has been greatly successful in producing different types of missiles and their accessories by drawing on the valuable experiences gained during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran.
Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.