Top Commander: Army, IRGC Guarantors of Iran’s Security, Calm
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) guarantee security and calm in the country, adding that the two forces are ready to give a decisive response to any threat.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army and the IRGC are the guarantors of sustainable security and calm in the Islamic country and they are ready to give a decisive response to any threat or ominous move of the enemies,” General Baqeri said in a statement to congratulate the Army day.
He added that the dear Army supports the Iranian nation and its national interests and that it meets the country’s needs concerning non-military issues.
April 16 is the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Day, so, I congratulate commanders and soldiers of the Army and their families, the statement read.
The top commander stressed in the message that the Army’s loyalty and sacrifice in different arenas of defending the independence and territorial integrity of the country as well as its effort in confronting Armed opponents are inspiring for the staff.
“Undoubtedly, the powerful Armed Forces of the country, including the Army and the IRGC, strengthen its defensive and deterrent power in the face of the arrogant system and its Zionist ally and nullify the enemies’ plot to use military force against Iran,” he noted.
Baqeri hailed the sacrifice of martyrs of the Army, specially Lieutenant General Ali Sayyad Shirazi.
In relevant remarks March, in Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that constant and powerful presence of Navy forces of both the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has deterred any aggression by enemies, as they know that any threat would receive a crushing response.
Khanzadi made the remarks in the meeting of synergy between the Army and IRGC Navies in the presence of a number of the both forces’ commanders.
“Security in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman is guaranteed by Army and IRGC Navy forces,” he said, adding that the enemies do not even think of aggression as they know that any threat will receive a crushing response by the Iranian youths.”
The commander underlined that the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is very satisfied with the harmony between Navy forces of the Army and IRGC.
“This harmony will avert any destabilizing measure by trans-regional interventionist forces,” Khanzadi stated, adding, “The convergence and synergy between the Army and IRGC Navies will thwart destabilizing measures of trans-regional countries and will safeguard security.”
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, for his part, said, “There is convergence, solidarity and unity between the Army and IRGC Navies from the highest to the lowest levels,” adding, “This synergy and integration is the source of honor for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Tangsiri stressed that the course of unity, solidarity and energy with the fellow-combatants will never stop, adding, “The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran have become dumfounded against this naval might.”
Army and IRGC Navy commanders signed a memorandum of understanding on intelligence, educational and research cooperation.