TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour warned Iran’s enemies that the country’s might and power will annihilate them.
“Our message to friends is peace and security and to those who think of threatening the Islamic Republic of Iran is that they should know our might will annihilate them,” Pakpour said on the sidelines of the second day of the massive Payambar-e Azam 9 (The Great Prophet 9) wargames in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Noting that Iran has test-fired different home-made weapons in the wargames, he said, “We exercised asymmetric battle in these maneuvers.”
“The defense that we exercised in these wargames was smart defense using civil defense on the ground where the maneuvers were being staged,” Pakpour said.
The second day of the IRGC Navy started in Jask region in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.
The massive exercises started on Wednesday after IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari issued the order and in the presence of other high-ranking Iranian officials and military commanders, including Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Brigadier General Pakpour, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Baqeri and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.
Different IRGC Navy vessels and weapons are being used in the exercises staged in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Yesterday, Tens of IRGC vessels staged fast mine-laying operations in a short period of time to get ready for critical situations in wartime.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Iranian officials have always stressed that the country’s military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.