Commander Views Iran as "Influential" Factor in Global Equations

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's strong military power and preparedness of the country's Armed Forces have turned Iran into an influential factor in global equations, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) stressed on Thursday.

Commander Views Iran as "Influential" Factor in Global Equations

"Thanks to a leadership that is unique in the world and Iranian youth’s will and efforts to safeguard country’s independence and dignity, Iran has turned into an influential factor in global equations,"  Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said during a visit to Chabahar Naval Base, southeast of Iran.

Hajizadeh said that the Iranian Armed Forces' might completely dissuades enemies from their ill intentions of military confrontation with Iran.

The commander further said that the IRGC Navy plays key role in that "deterrent power".

In related comment on Wednesday, the Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi had said that the enemies' weakness in military confrontation with Iran has forced them to resort to political approach towards the country.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a funeral ceremony here in Tehran, Salehi said the enemy would have adopted military option if it had the ability to confront Iran militarily.

"They entered political sphere due to their weakness in the military aspect and we will be successful in this sphere (political), too," Salehi said.

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