“Enjoying such a revolutionary, advanced and efficient army, certainly, the (Iranian) people feel no concern about any threat,” Hatami said, addressing the personnel and officials of the defense ministry’s Marine Industries Organization in Tehran.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces, specially its powerful Army, are prepared for all-out defense against any enemy threat at any time and in any place, and will stand to safeguard and promote the Islamic Republic of Iran’s causes until the last drop of their blood,” he added.
Also earlier this month, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces in a statement vowed to nip in the bud any kind of threat posed to the country and its Islamic Revolution.
“The brave and grateful nation of Islamic Iran and the Armed Forces are ready to stand powerfully and decisively against any possible threat to the Islamic Revolution and Islamic Establishment vigilantly and smartly and under the guidelines of the Supreme Leader and give a remorseful response to the enemies of our dear Iran,” said the statement.
Also in March, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran was unmoved by enemies’ war rhetoric due to its astonishing deterrent power, and specially because it had foreseen proper response for all possible scenarios.
He referred to Iran’s deterrence power and defensive capabilities to confront enemies’ threats, and said, “We have grown so much powerful that we don’t feel concerned about the enemy’s unwise attitude. We can go past any enemy scenario, and this has been proved in our contemporary history.”
Stressing that Iran would defuse any enemy plots and scenario, whether military threats or sanctions, Jafari said, “The US should find a way to survive and continue its endangered life, but we are surprised at the enemy’s insistence on costly and useless scenarios.”
He underscored that Iran’s strategies were strong and decisive.
The country had blocked enemies’ path to its cruel plots, he said, adding that Iran had a wide array of options and was capable of using these different options more than ever.