Defense Ministry Highlights Iran’s High Deterrent Power
- August, 21, 2013 - 15:27
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Defense Ministry said adopting a policy of "effective deterrence" has prevented enemies of the country from taking any hostile action against Iran.
“The realities in recent years reveal that a series of various threats have been posed by the global arrogance to Iran’s national security and adoption of the policy of effective deterrence by the Islamic Republic has prevented the enemy from (taking) any kind of hostile measure against the Islamic land,” Iran’s ministry of defense said in a Wednesday statement issued on the occasion of the National Day of the Defense Industry (August 22).
The statement also lauded Iran’s defense industry as the “symbol of self-sufficiency, self-esteem and national self-confidence” which has thrown enemies of the Iranian nation into a panic.
“Undoubtedly, the process of development and progress of the country’s defense industry will last more speedily and powerfully than before, and will make it possible to achieve the strategic objectives of effective deterrence and all-out defense,” the statement added.
The statement came a few days after Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that enemies and even world powers are aware of Iran's deterrence power and shy away from military confrontation with the IRGC naval forces in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.
“Given the realization of the IRGC Navy’s deterrence strategy, the enemies, even world-class ones, are now really afraid of military confrontation with us in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and refrain from it (confrontation)," Ali Fadavi said Saturday.
The commander further stressed that the IRGC Navy’s dynamic and effective deterrence in region "is proportionate to the type and size of possible threats".
"If we follow and stick to this strategy, the enemy will realize that any of its hostile moves will receive a crushing and humiliating response (from Iran)."
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, including military vessels, aircraft, missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, submarines, radars, and air defense systems, among others.
Tehran has repeatedly announced that its military might is based merely on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.