Any aggressor to face Iran’s harsh response, commander warns

Tasnim – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cautioned enemies that any act of aggression against Iran will draw a crushing response from the country’s armed forces.

“Anybody thinking about invasion and aggression against our country will receive such a response that would make them regret it,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said in a gathering of Navy commanders on Wednesday.

Highlighting the push to boost Iran’s defense capabilities, the senior commander said that the country’s defense power contributes to regional security.

In September 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on Iran’s Armed Forces to remain in a constant state of preparedness to counter threats.

“The Iranian nation is today faced with a wide range of enemies because of its insistence on Islam, independence, sublime values… and the Armed Forces must be ready all the time to play their role if necessary,” the Leader said.

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.