Iran’s Defense Ministry says the country’s Armed Forces are prepared to give an “unforgettable” response to any actual enemy threat.
“The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic, particularly the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the country’s defense industry sector are ready to teach an unforgettable lesson to enemies and ill-wishers in case of any actuated danger and threat,” the ministry said in a Monday statement on the eve of the establishment anniversary of the IRGC.
It added that the IRGC is a revolutionary and popular body which symbolizes the resistance and defensive might of the Iranian nation against the arrogant powers.
The Islamic Revolution has been targeted with constant plots by the global arrogance over the past three decades, but it has managed to “emerge proud and triumphant” in the face of all hostilities due to the devotion of the IRGC forces, the statement noted.
It added that the present role of the Armed Forces, particularly the IRGC, in safeguarding Iran’s independence, territorial integrity as well as revolutionary and national values is a reality that “has disheartened, troubled, and frightened” the arrogant and sworn enemies of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on March 31 underlined Iran’s defense capabilities, reiterating that the Islamic Republic “can respond to threats at any level.”
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic, however, has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.