Iran ready to respond to threats at any level: IRGC commander
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has hailed the achievements made in the defense industry despite all the restrictions imposed on the country, saying the Armed Forces are ready to respond to all enemy threats.
Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks on Thursday during a visit to an exhibition of Iran’s defense industry achievements in electronic warfare, air defense, drones and cruise missiles.
He said Iran’s defense industry has managed to make great progress in conformation with two realities: global technological advancements and efforts to render the enemies powerless in the defense sector.
It was imperative for Iran to promote its military equipment and defense systems and reduce the gap with advanced countries in the face of growing capabilities and the fast pace of technological gains on the global stage, the IRGC commander added.
“The Armed Forces have fortunately achieved determining successes in various defense fields, including electronics as an advanced and high-level [field of] technology,” Salami said.
He noted that Iran has developed a variety of products in different fields of defense by relying on its own youths despite all the restrictions, sanctions and acts of sabotage by foreign powers against the country.
Salami added that some top powers in the world have purchased military and defense equipment from Iran and are now using them.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will never stop working to strengthen its military capabilities for defense purposes.
The Iranian Army’s cutting-edge drones late last month successfully hit and destroyed a set of “sensitive and vital” mock enemy targets using state-of-the-art weapons with pinpoint accuracy on the second day of massive countrywide drills.