Iran’s top military official says the country’s military exercises are not performed in response to the threats by some countries or in relation to the political issues of the day, saying the country has pre-determined plans for carrying out its war games.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Tehran, the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, stressed that Iran’s military exercises are not carried out to address the threats uttered by some states or to show the country’s stance towards political developments of the day.
“Iran has predetermined plans for its war games,” he noted, according to a Farsi report by Tasnim.
General Baqeri said currently, Iran has the friendliest relations of all time with its neighbouring states and is beset with no problem concerning its borders and security.
He added, “Even in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, where foreign ships ply, everybody knows that the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are fully prepared to defend the borders and interests of their country. Therefore, all of them carefully observe the international laws and regulations. They know that they are not authorized to trespass on Iranian waters. We do not feel any security concerns about our air, land and sea borders.”
General Baqeri said Iran’s war games are carried out according to a pre-determined plan, adding at the end of the military training operations and courses, military exercises are required to be carried out for greater coordination between different sectors of the Armed Forces.
He reiterated that Iran’s military exercises are, by no means, conducted in response to the threats issued by certain countries or related to the political issues of the day.