Iran’s military power in some areas comparable to US, Russia: EX-IRGC official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian general, formerly at the helm of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said the country’s excellence is not confined to the missile industry alone, but Tehran’s military progress in certain fields is in a class with the US or Russia.

“We outdo some major world countries not only in the missile filed, but also in the sphere of armored weaponry, drones, submarines, and all parts of the military industry,” Brigadier General Mohsen Rafiqdoost told the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday.

He underlined that Iran’s capabilities in certain fields would be comparable with the US and Russia.

The Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran has made it clear that its military power poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

By Tasnim News Agency