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Senior Commander Warns Enemies Not to Test Iran’s Power

Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid underlined Iran’s plan to stage several military drills, warning enemies of his country’s crushing response to any aggression.

“A sum of 25 massive army, IRGC andd joint drills have been scheduled for the current year and so far 15 massive wargames have been staged by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and of course, some of them will not be publicized,” General Rashid said on Tuesday, addressing the Armed Forces’ commanders.

“We want the enemy not to be after testing our will and power because it will not be able to bear the costs of a massive and all-out confrontation. Therefore, believing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power will certainly have lower costs for the enemy,” he added.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Friday that the IRGC’s recent Great Prophet 17 military drills were held in response to the threats of the Israeli regime.

“In this exercise, 16 missiles fired from different platforms hit a certain target accurately,” General Baqeri told reporters on the sidelines of the final stage of IRGC’s massive joint military exercises in Southern Iran in the Persian Gulf region.

“The Great Prophet Maneuver was held in response to the recent empty threats of the Zionist regime of Israel,” he reiterated.

General Baqeri also said that the military maneuver just showed a small part of the Islamic Republic’s missile capability.

Also on Friday, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the military drills were in response to the threats by Israel’s officials.

“If the officials of this regime do a damn thing, we will cut off their hands,” General Salami underlined.

In the meantime, spokesman for drills Brigadier General Nilforoushan said that the IRGC forces practiced infiltrating in the enemy’s air defense shield with the offensive electronic warfare. 

“The IRGC Cyber-Electronic Organization succeeded in suppressing the hypothetical enemy air defense shield by conducting offensive electronic warfare operations against the enemy’s defense systems, in order to provide space for the invasion and entery of its own birds into the enemy’s sky,” the spokesman said on Friday about the drills.

Nilforoushan added that different types of war (soft, semi-hard and hard) were practiced by the IRGC forces in the maneuvers.

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