Iranian armed forces never to be confounded by enemies: Commander

Tasnim– Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan praised the preparedness of the country’s Armed Forces, saying the forces will never be surprised by any aggressor and will make it regret its acts.

“Given the preparedness of the Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and other Armed Forces, they will never be confounded under any circumstances,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.

In case of any foreign aggression, definitely the aggressor will regret its action, he noted.

He further pointed to recent war games staged by the Islamic Republic and said the main objectives behind them is to warn those who have immature dreams of invading Iran and to create preparedness and test the new defense equipment.

The IRGC Ground Force staged massive military drills in central and eastern Iran earlier this week.

The final day of the war game, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 11 (The Great Prophet)”, began in eastern parts of Iran with a broad operation by the Saberin Special Forces.

Troops in the exercise practiced hitting the hypothetical enemy’s positions with heavy artillery fire, conducting reconnaissance missions with drones, and firing modern rockets with pin-point accuracy from fixed and mobile launchers.

IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had announced on Monday that his forces have successfully test-fired advanced and smart rockets.

Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.

Iranian officials have already made it clear that the country’s military program, including the routine exercises and test of new missiles, will not be hampered by anything, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), which took effect in January 2016.