Iran home to 'most competent' military in Mideast
A senior Iranian military official says the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has turned into the "most competent military power" in the Middle East, Press TV reported.
Lieutenant General Reza Mohammad-Soleimani said that IRGC is fully capable of defending the Islamic Revolution against "any kind of threats".
"The IRGC is a living phenomenon which is rooted in the Islamic Revolution and which defends the Islamic Republic of Iran against 'hard', 'semi-hard' and 'soft' threats," he was quoted by IRNA as saying.
Mohammad-Soleimani noted that an IRGC initiative to organize 31 provincial corps across Iran has considerably enhanced the country's defense capabilities.
The Iranian commander stated that the IRGC has made great achievements in defense industry to a point that it uses indigenous military hardware.