Chief of Staff for Iran's Army Boasts of Country's Ever-Growing Defence Might
© Photo : Iranian Armed Forces handoutIranian Navy forces successfully test-fired new cruise missiles in military drills in the Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, on June 18, 2020.
© Photo : Iranian Armed Forces handout
The general stressed that Tehran will be able to respond appropriately to any aggressor. Iran made significant advances in developing its domestic defence industry in recent years, producing its own warships, fighter jets, drones, missiles and air defence systems.
The Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, has praised the country for perfecting its defence and deterrence capabilities. As he addressed Iranian ambassadors and other diplomatic workers, Baqeri boasted that Tehran's planned responses and strategies against potential aggressors led to such advances in the country's defences that no foreign power dares breach Iran's border.
The general vowed, however, not to rest on his laurels and promised that Iran's Armed Forces would never underestimate a potential threat. He said that Tehran will always be able to respond proportionally to the "status of the enemy". Baqeri further vowed that Iran will never act as an aggressor and will only be responding to offensive acts against the country.
10 June 2019, 12:00 GMT
Speaking to the diplomats, the Armed Forces' chief of staff also noted that the latest development in the world requires the Iranian military to work in "synergy and coordination" with the country's Foreign Ministry.
Baqeri's speech comes as Iran's defence industry reaches its peak with Tehran announcing the development of new models of military equipment and vehicles practically every year. The country managed to replace all sorts of defence imports after it was cut off them because of an international embargo. Now, Tehran produces its own air defence systems, warships and warplanes, drones, small arms, missiles and military equipment for its troops.