Iran to give crushing response to any aggression: Cmdr.


An Iranian military commander has highlighted the full preparedness of Iran’s Armed Forces, warning that the Islamic Republic will give a crushing response to any military aggression.

“(Iranian) Armed Forces enjoy high preparedness. Should enemies make a mistake, they will receive a stinging slap from the Iranian nation,” said Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan in the central Iranian city of Mahabad on Thursday evening.

He further noted that Iranian Armed Forces are closely monitoring the enemies’ moves in the region and beyond, and are fully aware of all the facilities used by enemy forces.

Also on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded the Islamic Republic’s enormous deterrence power, stressing that such prowess stops enemies from engaging in adventurism against Iran.

Rouhani stressed the need for the full readiness of the Iranian Armed Forces, noting that the first effect of such preparedness is deterrence and that it also makes Iran’s enemies recognize the country’s considerable military and defensive capability.

On February 8, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan rejected the recent US military threats against Iran as “very meaningless” to Iranians.

He said Iranians are always prepared to confront arrogant powers, warning Americans of the catastrophe that a military strike against Iran would entail for them.