Army, IRGC cooperate on boosting missile power

MNA – Iranian Army Chief General Mousavi and IRGC Commander Brig. Gen. Jafari met Sunday to discuss the necessity of boosting Army, Navy, air force and missile powers.

On the occasion of the National Week of Mobilized Forces (Basij) and following the continuous victories of the resistance front, Army Chief General Abdolrahim Mousavi sat with IRGC Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari in IRGC headquarters.

They expressed satisfaction with the magnificent and strategic victories of the Islamic Resistance Front against Takfiri terrorism and the undermining of ISIL self-proclaimed caliphate and discussed the necessity of increasing cooperation and coordination between the army and IRGC in order to boost army, navy, air force and missile powers.

Major General Mousavi congratulated the National Week of Mobilized Forces (Basij) and thanked Basij dedicated services to the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian nation and added “Basij has played a strategic, fateful role in the revolution and has been especially active in cultural and social fields as well as resisting threats of the enemy during the Iran-Iraq war.”

Army Chief General Mousavi expressed satisfaction with the cooperation between army and IRGC and called their coordination a great protection for Iran.

For his part, Brigadier General Jafari asserted the common objective of army and IRGC in providing support for the public and said “the role army and IRGC play in providing support and services for the public, similar to what happened after the disastrous earthquakes that shook western Iran, is an important aspect which will be developed more fully along military missions.”

IRGC commander Jafari said that countering threats is one of the components of the doctrine of the Islamic Republic of Iran and added “the statement ‘power guarantees security’ is one of the fundamental doctrines of the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been the basis for preparing the armed forces, and we need to keep our capacities productive in line with what the leader of the Islamic Revolution has called ‘increasing the defensive powers’.”