Defense Minister Highlights Iran’s ‘Proactive Deterrence’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined the country’s capability to repel all possible enemy threats.

Defense Minister Highlights Iran’s ‘Proactive Deterrence’

Addressing a group of Iranian parliamentarians in Tehran on Tuesday, Hatami lauded Iran’s defensive power, and said, “Thanks to the martyrs’ blood and the Iranian scientists’ capabilities, the country’s defense strategy is in a level that we have created a proactive deterrence in a bid to nib in the bud any plot against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

He added that the country has a long-term strategic outlook on its defense issues given the extent of the enemies' plots.

"Today, the enemies' approach is to weaken national strength and defense power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but we will not allow anyone to undermine our country's defense might," Hatami underlined.

In a gathering of Army officers earlier in October, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that vigorous efforts to boost Iran’s power is a non-negotiable issue, warning that the enemies attempt to counter Iran’s national might because they see this as a nuisance.

The adversaries are opposed to the enhancement of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power in the region and beyond, because such power constitutes the “strategic depth of the Islamic Establishment,” Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time.

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