In remarks on Sunday, Major General Hossein Salami said the Islamic Republic is not dealing with the enemies with empty hands anymore, as is has plenty of modern weapons.
“Today, we set conditions for the enemy. Of course whenever we were restricted by their (enemy’s) conditions, we lost. But when we set conditions for the enemy, we won,” he added.
The commander also highlighted the enemy’s frustration in confrontation with Iran, adding, “The US has thousands of forces in Iraq, but it has to withdraw from that country.”
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
In February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.
“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” the Leader said at the time.