A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has enhanced its defense capabilities to the level of strategic deterrence.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched its latest missile exercise, codenamed The Great Prophet 7, in Semnan Province on Monday, July 02, 2012. (File photo)
In a Friday speech for military personnel in the Northern Khorasan province, attended by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari highlighted the preparedness of Iran’s Armed Forces against potential threats and went on to enumerate the defense capabilities of the IRGC.
“While constantly monitoring threats, the IRGC has enormously increased its defense capability and deterrence by merging [its] professional ground forces and Basij, enhancing missile range and boosting the naval defense and strike power, and enhanced it to the level of strategic deterrence,” he pointed out.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.