Iran’s Armed Forces prepared to combat threats: Cmdr.
A senior Iranian Army commander says the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to combat any threats against the country. “The Armed Forces’ preparedness has increased proportionate to enemies’ threats in different fields,” Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday. He added that Iran faced threats in the past given the massive presence of the US troops in the region. However, the commander said, Iran now faces the threat of proxy wars after the withdrawal of the American forces from the region. “Takfiri groups such as Daesh are the most important players of proxy wars,” Pourdastan said. The commander also noted that the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces would stage rapid response drills within the next few months in the western and eastern parts of the country to boost their defense capabilities. This will assure the Iranian nation that the Armed Forces have the deterrent power to combat enemies, he added. Iran has conducted major military maneuvers to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment. The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces successfully staged a missile exercise, codenamed Beit-ul-Muqaddas 27, in the central province of Isfahan, in May.