Top General: Iran getting prepared for hybrid warfare
A high-ranking Iranian general called on the military forces to enhance their preparedness for engagement in hybrid warfare waged by the enemies.
In a meeting with a group of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) officers, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the top military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, called on the IRGC and other armed forces to be geared up for the enemy’s hybrid warfare.
“The IRGC should realize the enemy’s strategy and threats,” he noted, warning that the war the enemies have launched against the Iranian nation at present is a hybrid one with political, economic, cultural and media dimensions.
He further highlighted the failure of US plans to form a hegemonic monopoly in the world over the past 30 years, saying the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria demonstrates the defeat of the US and NATO.
The fact that the Americans escaped from Afghanistan and have reacted passively to the Russian attack on Ukraine reveals that the US’ power has been on the wane, the general stated.
He also said that the Islamic Revolution’s “soft power” has surrounded the Zionist regime, adding that a number of the Israeli officials acknowledge that their regime is confused and is crumbling away from within.
Meanwhile, The IRGC commander-in-chief Major General Salami said that America's power and influence is in decline, adding that Washington is retreating from the region as it witnesses failures everywhere.
Major General Hossein Salami made the comments in an IRGC ceremony on Sunday during which he added that the Islamic Revolution led by late Imam Khomeini has grown stronger despite all the problems and difficulties as well as the psychological warfare waged by the enemy.
The IRGC chief added that the Islamic Revolution is advancing on both different fronts of mind (soft power) and the geographical, political and economic front (hard power), the impact of which can be seen around the world.