The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force began a war game in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Thursday.
The drill, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 16 (The Great Prophet)”, involves various IRGC units such as the infantry, commandos, special forces, armored divisions, artillery, missile and drone units, and ground force airborne troops.
Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the IRGC Ground Force’s commander, said at the beginning of the military exercise that it aim to assess the latest achievements and capabilities of the forces and equipment and their operational power.
He underlined that the IRGC Ground Force is fully capable of countering any possible threat to the country.
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.