Enemies of Iran do not dare take action against the Islamic Republic due to their fear of Iran’s great defense power and heavy casualties that they would suffer in case of a military confrontation, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said.
In comments in a gathering of military commanders on Sunday evening, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Iran has been facing military threats over the past years, but the country’s “effectual defensive deterrence” and the “enemy’s fear of the heavy casualties, damages and costs” in a war against Iran have prevented a military skirmish.
He also stressed that Iran would not waste a moment to boost its defense capabilities to counter the threats.
The senior commander warned of the enemy’s new plots, such as “cognitive warfare” and “development of psychological war” to carry out its hostile objectives, saying such methods were employed by the US in the occupation of Iraq.
Pointing to the defeat of terrorism in Syria and Iraq, Major General Baqeri said the countries that had given birth to terrorist groups there have now queued up to reopen their embassies in Syria and Iraq.
The top general also said that while the US spent $7 trillion in Syria and Iraq and gained nothing, Iran spent very little but made great achievements with its resolve, wisdom and resourcefulness.