Tehran enjoys anti-cruise shield - Islamic Revolution Guards Corps
Tehran and Iran's other critical spots are under an advanced defense shield operated by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, says a top IRGC commander, Press TV reported.
"Tehran is one of the very few capitals in the world to be equipped with an anti-cruise defense system," Fars quoted commander of IRGC Air Force Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying on Friday.
He added that the system is run by the IRGC and that the Iranian Army has provided other major cities and regions in the country with a similar defense system.
On the ongoing "Modafean Aseman Velayat 3" (Guardians of Velayat Skies) drills, the general said the country's armed forces employ newly unveiled defense systems and radars and exercise electronic warfare at commanding and control centers to prepare for any potential incursion against the country.
This maneuver is two-sided and includes units which exercise offensive and those who practice defense against the mock enemy attacks without any knowledge of their capacities or whereabouts, he explained.
Hajizadeh said the drills are aimed at further preparing the Islamic Republic's armed forces against the enemies' potential threats and condemned the Western media allegations about the threatening nature of the move as part of West's Iranophobia campaign.
"The IRGC has always been prepared to perfectly defend and protect the country's security and its Islamic establishment and the poisonous propaganda and Iranophobia project which follow every Iranian maneuver are (part of) a psychological war," he said.
"We have not attacked any country in the past three decades but have unfairly been targeted by offensives."
Addressing Persian Gulf states with US bases, the IRGC general warned that any country that serves as a launching pad in case of a potential attack against the Islamic Republic would be counted as part of the belligerent force.
Iran's armed forces are ready with their lives to defend the country and give a strong and crushing response to any incursion against the Islamic Republic, he said.