TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force highlighted Iran’s preparedness to counter foreign threats and said if enemies dared to take military action against the country, the Armed Forces would give a crushing response with an “iron fist”.
Addressing a conference in Marivan in the western province of Kurdistan on Wednesday, Brigadier General Ali Akbar Pourjamshidian shrugged off foreign threats and warmongering remarks against the Islamic Republic.
If the enemies “cast a mischievous eye” toward Iranian borders, cities, and villages in the west and northwest and southeast of the country, they will face “the iron fist” of the Iranian Armed Forces, he stated.
The commander further described “sustainable development” as a key to achieving “lasting security” and emphasized that sustainability of security depends on the Iranian administration because it needs to provide welfare for the people so that they can actively contribute to security.
Iranian officials have on various occasions underlined the readiness of the Armed Forces to respond to any action against the country.
In comments in May 2017, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned the adversaries about the “harsh reaction” they will have to suffer in case of any offense against Iran, stressing that the era of hit and run is over.
“The enemies should know that if they come up with the idea of an act of aggression against Iran, they will face a harsh reaction,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, reminding the enemies that they might begin a war against Iran, but the decision to end it would not be theirs.