Iran fully prepared to counter any level of threat: Army commander

Tasnim – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi highlighted the country’s military power and said the Armed Forces are fully prepared to counter foreign threats at any level.

Speaking at an unannounced military exercise staged by the Army Ground Force in regions near Oroumiyeh, the capital city of the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, on Wednesday, Major General Mousavi said the Army’s forces are fully prepared to counter “any possible movement of the enemy”.

“The Army’s units are at the peak of their readiness and will carry out any mission assigned to them as quickly as possible,” he stressed.

“The message of the war game to the enemies is that if they miscalculate, they should know that the children of this land are ready to resist with their full power at any time and place,” the commander added.

Major General Mousavi further emphasized that the army has full intelligence dominance over the region, adding, “We are prepared for any level of threat designed by the enemy.”

The unannounced military drill involves rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters from the Army Ground Force’s Airborne Unit.

Held with the theme “One Target, One Shot”, the exercise is aimed at evaluating the combat preparedness of Army units and their mobility and agility in the battlefield.

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

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Back in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.

“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time.