TEHRAN (defapress)- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said his nation remains undeterred by the United States' hollow threats.
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Publish Date: 13October 2020 - 13:23
“The anger of the Great Satan (US), its bombastic but hollow military efforts and moves, and some Arab countries’ treacherous normalization of ties with the Zionist regime will not create any doubt in the superiority of the Right Front,” Major General Baqeri said in a joint graduation ceremony of the Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Police cadets through video conferencing on Monday.
He hailed the achievements and the capabilities of the Armed Forces and officers’ academies over the past years, adding that the recent failures of the US at the international arena are only part of the defeats of the enemy.
In relevant remarks in the ceremony, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined Iran’s firm determination to continue military advancements to reinvigorate its missile, defense and regional capabilities.
“Studying in universities of our Armed Forces is one of the most valuable jobs, why? Because by studying at these universities, our young people will join the Armed Forces that ensure the security of the country and security is a very fundamental value and a vital element for the country; because without security, all the important values of the country will be disrupted, including welfare, justice, education and other important values,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a joint graduation ceremony of the Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Police cadets through video conferencing on Monday.
He also lauded the Armed Forces’ services to people, including their assistance in fighting against COVID-19 epidemic.
“Defensive power is one of the pillars of national authority; if we consider at least three main pillars for this authority, these three pillars are economic strength and stability, cultural power and defense might,” he added.
“Defensive power is vital to the power of a nation. If nations do not have this defensive might, those who are used to attacking on and interfering in other countries, including the United States and some other countries, will not leave them alone and will attack everything as (we are witnessing) what is happening today in some countries,” the Leader said.
He noted that the reason for the “prating” of American officials about Iran's defense, missile and regional capabilities is the accurate and rational assessment of the Islamic Republic to achieve these capabilities, and said, "This propaganda and commotion stem from their backwardness in rational thinking. But regardless of this propaganda, the rational assessment system must be maintained, and thanks God, the Islamic Republic will continue to advance in all these areas.”
The Iranian leader noted the US sanctions on the nation, and said, "The US President happily says that by imposing maximum pressure and sanctions, they have disrupted Iran’s economy. Only reprobates like him take pride in committing crimes against a nation."
"We have economic problems that are all resolvable. The remedy to these problems is relying on domestic production and removing loopholes such as smuggling, reckless imports and financial corruption. These loopholes prevent the efforts made from achieving the desired results," he added.