Army Chief:

Enemy aware that attacking Iran ends in ignominious defeat

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TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Army Chief Maj. Gen. Bagheri said the enemies have reached the firm conclusion that any assault on Iran would lead to a devastating and humiliating defeat for them.

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri made the remarks while addressing the inauguration ceremony for Major General Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, who was recently appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Bagheri said the region was going through a critical period adding “the army plays a deterrent role against threats of enemies and global arrogance as well as that the Leader has always called for promotion of the country’s martial power and preparedness.”

The enemy must arrive at a definitive conclusion that costs of attacking Iran will be by far larger than its benefits, he added.

“Knowing that any attempt to invade Iran will result in an embarrassing defeat for them, enemies have been leading proxy wars,” highlighted the official stressing that Iran’s armed forces hold a bright future.

He went on to emphasized the significance of spirituality and morale along with weapons in the battlefield adding “prudence can also help the nation in the face of internal issues.”

The commander urged to army to rely on its great potential to alleviate life difficulties faced by the nation. “the Army, IRGC as well as Law Enforcement Force are all the same entity when it comes to defending the Islamic Revolution.”

Later into his remarks, Army Chief Maj. Gen. Bagheri touched upon the need to continuously upgrade training courses in response to modern threats. The Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) can act as better complements for each other by taking more advantages of their respective capacities.

He also recalled the profound and rich military background of Maj. Gen. Mousavi underlining that the Army will undoubtedly move towards more important goals and take more significant leaps forward under his leadership.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by several top-ranking officials Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Mohammad Ali Jafari, Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, the top military advisor of Leader, former commander of army General Salehi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Commander of Iran's Police Brigadier General Hossein Ashtar and Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Defense Force (IRIADF) Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili among the others.

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