Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami said the IRGC’s great capabilities guarantee that Iran will never lose a war on the ground.
In an address to a meeting of military commanders in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, Major General Salami said the IRGC has developed its capabilities in various fields.
Thanks to the presence of the IRGC Ground Force and other Iranian Armed Forces that protect the Islamic Revolution and the borders, Iran will never lose a war on the ground, he underlined.
Pointing to the diverse strategies the enemies employ to harm Iran, the general said the Islamic Republic is engaged in a full-fledged war with the enemy in multiple arenas.
The strength of enemies has been sapped and they cannot regain it, the IRGC chief said, stressing that Iran, conversely, has diversified its options and is refreshing its capabilities constantly.
“The IRGC Ground Force is a strategic force for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s establishment which has grown and made progress in all dimensions,” the commander concluded.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has on various occasions reiterated the need for boosting Iran’s military capabilities and defense preparedness.
In November 2018, Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran’s enhanced military preparedness would frighten the foes and be deterrent against the enemies, underlining, “The Islamic Republic does not intend to begin a war against anyone, but you (the Iranian military forces) should boost your capabilities in such a way that not only the enemy would be fearful and afraid of attacking Iran, but also thanks to the solidarity, might, and effective presence of the Armed Forces, the specter of threats against the Iranian nation would be swept away.”