Tehran, Iran, May 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that the culture of resistance is a necessary for Iranian society.
"The incidents of the eight years of the Sacred Defense must get passed down to future generations as a live, permanent reality, he asserted, Mehr news agency reported May 1.
The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firuzabadi announced April 30 that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the army forces to increase their readiness.
Gen. Firouzabadi said he imparted the Supreme Leader's command to the IRGC as well as Army, and that Iran's army forces have been strengthened day to day since years ago.
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Mehdi Sepahvand is Trend Agency's journalist in Iran, follow him on Twitter: @mehdisepahvand