Iran’s Army Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan who was speaking at a ceremony held in honor of the Army’s select staff in Mashhad on Sunday addressed security concerns that currently threaten the country.
"As you know,” he said, "We are facing many threats which are much different from the past. To cope with these threats we must have developed the necessary characteristics.”
When the revolution gained victory in 1979, the West did not refrain from doing anything possible to overthrow this sacred system, he stated.
Pourdastan added "In its first move, it formed seditious groups to assassinate revolutionary figures and ruin the morale of the fighters.”
Then they set up the 8 years of imposed war when they fully supported Saddam, but they failed to inflict any damage on Iran.
"They were looking for some excuse to attack the Middle East,” Pourdastan said. "They set up the September 11 incident and then accused Muslim countries. Then they first occupied Afghanistan and then Iraq while their next target was the Islamic Republic of Iran, in which they railed thanks to the wise leadership of the Supreme Leader and the united nation.”
Iran’s Army commander asserted that proxy wars are the greatest threat in the region.
"The world arrogance, lead by the U.S., equip terrorist and Takfiri groups such as the ISIL and the al-Nusra Front, making no bones in their efforts to create disagreement between the Shia and Sunni Muslims.”