Ground Forces Commander:
Iranian Deterrence Successful
The West has never been able to implement the military option due to Iran’s deterrent power.
Source: “Qadarat-e Bazdarandagi Iran Mana’ Ajra-ye Gozineh Nizami Doshman Shadeh Ast” (“Iranian Deterrence Has Become a Barrier to the Military of Our Enemies”), Sepah News, 4 March 2014. http://sepahnews.com/shownews.Aspx?ID=02f546e7-15d5-40fa-a468-eb22db45ce8a
Iranian Deterrence Has Become a Barrier to Our Enemies
According to a report from Sepah News [the news agency of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)], Brigadier General Abdollah Araqi [lieutenant commander of the IRGC Ground Forces], speaking at the Artillery and Air Defense Martyrs Memorial in Kermanshah this morning, said the deterrent power of Iran has kept the enemy from carrying out its military option. “Although the enemies of the Islamic Republic constantly proclaim that all options against Iran are on the table,” he said, “They have never been able to implement the military option due to the deterrent power which is the result of the martyrs’ blood and the resistance of the young sons of this territory….” He said that enemies know that the Iranian forces are capable of confronting them in any asymmetric war relying on the valuable experiences they gained during the 8-year Holy Defense [Iran-Iraq War].