TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The newly-appointed lieutenant commander of the Iranian Army warned against plots hatched by adversaries but said if the country’s forces are fully prepared, the enemy will not dare to take any action against the Islamic Republic.

“If the (Iranian) forces are prepared, the enemy will not dare to make any bold move against the country,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said in his inauguration ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday.

The commander emphasized that “deterrence” is a major factor in the preparedness of the forces.

He added that when Iranian troops are prepared in every respect, they will prevent the enemy from putting their plots into operation.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities and preparedness.

In late March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the need for boosting Iran’s defense capabilities, warning that enemies are making use of every tool available to undermine the Islamic Republic.

Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time that if the Islamic establishment seeks technology and negotiations but lacks defense might, it will have to buckle in the face of any weak country posing threats.