Key Threats against Iran Political, Economic, Cultural: IRGC Chief

Mohammad-Ali Jafari

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari says the main threats facing Iran are political, economic and cultural ones rather than defence and security threats.

The IRGC commander says good progress has been made inside Iran in the defence and security arenas, but that more efforts are needed in other areas such as economic, social and political domains.

Addressing a gathering in Tehran on Thursday, the senior commander said Iran has tackled security and defence threats facing the country.

“Of course, these threats still exist, but we will overcome them easily the same way that we have tackled the toughest domestic threats and seditious moves. That is to say, the easiest threats we are facing today are security and defense threats,” he said, according to a Farsi report by Fars News Agency.

“The main threats against the country are soft threats in economic, political, cultural and social areas,” he said.

General Jafari further underlined the need to safeguard the Islamic Revolution.

He said the Islamic Revolution has two key dimensions: a domestic aspect and an international one.

The international dimension of the revolution is manifested in the Islamic resistance which is spreading throughout the region and across the world, said the top general.

He also pointed to the back-to-back wins of the resistance front, saying that the enemies of the Islamic Revolution in all Middle East countries have suffered defeats over the past two decades.

General Jafari expressed hope that Yemen will emerge victorious in the Saudi-led war against the country.

“The [resistance] front is marvelously securing back-to-back victories,” he noted.

He said all plots hatched by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and certain regional countries have been thwarted.

The top general said “fighting hegemony” is the most important principle of the Islamic Revolution, adding regional nations are seeking to implement this principle as well.

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