TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization has said Saudi young and inexperienced rulers have developed aggressive position against Iran, constituting an active threat accordingly.
Brig. Gen. Gholamreza Jalali told a conference on Monday morning, Civil Defense and Sustainable Development, that from a standpoint of origin of threat, the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia constituted threats to the Islamic Republic of Iran; “the coalition acts with centrality of the US; sometimes however, Saudis work with Israel bilaterally in the region; recently, there had been a détente between Saudis and Zionists. Altogether, these three countries are critically engaged in the region where Iran’s interests and presence are at stake,” he told the meeting.
Army general believed that a permanent field of the military confrontation would change priorities; “however, it is the unchanging nature of the region where Saudis and Zionists stockpile large amount of arms and deploy contingents. They seek to counterbalance Iran’s presence in the region, especially when Saudi young and inexperienced rulers have taken a hawk’s position toward Iran, constituting thus a major threat in terms of regional defense strategy,” he detailed.
“When Saudis purchase the most modern weapons and missiles, it actively develops a threat to Iran; however, in any military confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf would prove a barrier, since as a bottleneck through which the major part of world energy passes, the first and most damage will be for Saudi Arabia and then the US, with the rest of the world; thus the expanse of water as strategic as the Persian Gulf per se provides assurances economically that the war is far from imminent,” Jalali emphasized.
On this side of the Persian Gulf deterrence, Jalali believed that military should continue its development so as to establish a deterrent power vis-à-vis the enemies; “the deterrence however should work on the mental faculties of the enemy in the way it perceives for example Iran’s strength as a deterrent power against its own entertained future invasion; from civil defense perspective, other sorts of national power including soft power emphasized by the Leader, should be identified as useful in bolstering the first sort of deterrence,” he told the meeting. “Civil defense should embrace the whole country. The lives of millions are at stake and the ultimate objective of the civil defense is saving lives. This constitutes a second side of the activity in the Organization which is human-based.”
Army general believed that compare to that in 20 years ago, now military threats had been almost doubled, and the civil defense should prepare to protect the nation against changing concepts. “This entails surveillance and confronting the live threats regularly,” he concluded.