Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Sunday underlined the need for responding to all threats, including enemies’ attempts to make inroads into the country.
Referring to the guidelines set for the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the senior commander said enhancing the Armed Forces’ capabilities and boosting their defense and security preparedness will be firmly pursued as ordered by the Leader.
Major General Baqeri, who has recently replaced Major General Hassan Firouzabadi as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, added that another responsibility of the General Staff emphasized by the Leader is preparing for timely and effective response to threats against the Islamic Republic at any level and of any kind.
This “is considered vital” given the enemies’ various plots against Iran, widespread tension in the region and attempts to infiltrate the country and spread these tensions into Iran, he went on to underscore.
Imam Khamenei has on various occasions warned against the enemies’ moves to find a way into Iran via complicated plots.
“The adversaries resort to a range of ploys, including deliberate provocation in the country, political propaganda, spending money, and moral traps, to infiltrate into Iran,” the Leader said in a speech back in January.