News ID: 114097
Publish Date : 17 April 2023 - 22:32
General Salami: 

Iran’s Armed Force Will Drive Enemies to Despair 

TEHRAN -- The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Monday said the IRGC together with the army will continue to frustrate the country’s enemies.
“There is no doubt that the perceived threats from the camp of malicious and adventurous enemies against Islamic Iran are endless,” Major General Hussein Salami wrote to Iran’s Army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi to congratulate him on National Army Day.
He said Iran’s armed forces along with the security and intelligence institutions have worked hand in hand to challenge the anti-Iran strategies and policies pursued by the arrogant powers and the Zionists and disrupted their calculations.
“By God’s grace and in compliance with the wise instructions of … Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Army and the IRGC – as powerful arms of the great Iranian nation – will continue to shine in the frontline of guarding the revolution as well as religious, revolutionary and national values and driving the avowed enemies of this holy land to despair.”
The Iranian army, the IRGC chief said, has over the past 44 years put the strategy of “permanent strengthening” on its agenda.
The army, he added, has not contended itself to the progress already made in the defense sector and not overlooked, even for a moment, the threats posed by the enemy’s plots.
The Army Day, which is celebrated annually on April 18, was established by the founder and first Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, in 1979.
Two months after the fall of the deposed Shah, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, Ayatollah Khomeini met with the soldiers of the armed forces who had made an invaluable contribution to the victory of the Revolution. A few days later, Ayatollah Khomeini named April 18 “the Army Day,” calling for military parades to exhibit the nation’s military preparedness.