Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an exhibition of the IRGC Aerospace Force’s achievements in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Thursday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran is experiencing an accelerating and at the same time unstoppable trend in boosting its defense capabilities.
He added that Iran has now become a regional power and is on the verge of becoming a world power.
The general went on to say that Iran’s unique technological achievements have been gained under foreign sanctions.
In June 2017, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said the country has acquired such great missile power that the hegemonic powers cannot confront the Islamic Republic.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threaten the country.
The Leader said that Iran’s enhanced military preparedness would frighten the foes and be deterrent against the enemies, underlining, “The Islamic Republic is not intending to begin a war against anyone, but you (the Iranian military forces) should boost your capabilities in such a way that not only the enemy would be fearful and afraid of attacking Iran, but also thanks to the solidarity, might, and effective presence of the Armed Forces, the specter of threats against the Iranian nation would be swept away.”
- source : Tasnim