Iran says IRGC expected to discover, repel soft threats
Tehran, Iran, June 15
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said the IRGC is expected to discover and repel soft threats posed to Iran.
The IRGC has to preserve the relics of the Islamic revolution, he said, Mehr news agency reported June 15.
He went on to state that the nature of threats is always changing, calling for constant care and improvement of defense methods.
A great part of threats posed to Iran are soft threats, Jafari said, adding that great deeds cannot be achieved through conventional ways.
"We must boost our revolutionary moral and actions both in external missions and internal construction," he said.
The IRGC was launched as a semi-military organization shortly after the revolution of 1979. It played a decisive role in the Iran-Iraq war. After that, the IRGC started strengthening its power as well as range of activities.
The IRGC is now a leading side in the Islamic Republic's defense against a whole range of threats from military to cyber and cultural.
Edited by CN