Top Commander: Enemies Shooed Away by Iranian Armed Forces’ Drills
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Sunday that the recent wargames staged by the country’s Armed Forces in different parts of Iran and the Persian Gulf made the enemies stop mischiefs and leave the region.
General Baqeri referred to the moves made by the US Army in the last months of Trump’s tenure as the president, in the Persian Gulf region, and explained that facing such mischiefs, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, ordered staging 10 wargames without earlier notice which were held powerfully.
“These drills were staged in different missile, drone, sea and air defense fields and they made the enemies end their mischiefs in the region and leave the region,” he added.
General Baqeri said that now the Americans are after returning to the nuclear deal after witnessing the Islamic Republic’s eye-catching might, though they still try to make the minimum concessions.
Late last month, General Baqeri had hailed the recent 10 military exercises of Armed Forces in 15 days, noting that the drills displayed Iran’s power and preparedness while disheartening the enemies.
"In fact, these exercises showed the power and readiness of the Islamic Republic's Armed Forces to the world and the enemies and warmed the hearts of the Iranian nation and made the enemies hopeless," Major General Baqeri said.
"Over the past two months, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been facing threats that the former US stupid president was had posed against the sacred Islamic Republic establishment," he noted, adding, “It was necessary for the Iranian Armed Forces to demonstrate their preparedness; thus, they conducted 10 military exercises in just 15 days."
"The enemy stated several times during these exercises that it had no intention of attacking, and its moves were purely defensive while being worried about the actions of the allies of the Islamic Republic on the martyrdom anniversary of Lieutenant General Soleimani," the commander went on to say.
Also last month, General Baqeri lauded the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Army for staging massive drills in the past few weeks, and warned of the country’s crushing and unimaginable response to any threat and aggression.
“The arrogant trans-regional powers, specially the US terrorist regime and the regional reactionary regimes, are ware that the Islamic Republic of Iran Armed Forces’ reciprocal, crushing and destructive strike is unimaginable and they are prepared for immediate and rapid reaction response to their strategic mistake of having greedy eyes to the Islamic land (Iran)’s independence, security and territorial integrity,” General Baqeri said in a message to Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami.
He praised the high-ranking military officials and their forces for holding the recent Eqtedar 99 and Payambar-e Azam 15 (the Great Prophet 15) drills in Makran coast, the Southern areas of the Sea of Oman and the Northern parts of the Indian Ocean, successfully.
General Baqeri stated that these large-scale drills demonstrated the power and comprehensive readiness of the Armed Forces, and added that undoubtedly, the strategic achievements of Iran’s defense industry, parts of which were exposed to the world, will make the Zionist Regime and arrogant powers keep wondering about the will, power and strategy of the Islamic Republic for a long time.
In his message, he also underlined the need for increasing the defense and deterrence power of the country under the guidelines of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution as well as monitoring the threatening moves with comprehensive intelligence supremacy.