RNA - "Of course, we do not have any greedy eyes on other countries' interests and soil but it is possible that we adopt an offensive approach to protect our interests to make foreigners keep thoughts of aggression against our country's interests away even from their minds by witnessing impacts," General Baqeri said, addressing a meeting in Tehran on Sunday.
He added that the Islamic Republic will not sit idely to let enemies endanger the country's tranquility and security as well as the nation's interests, and said the Iranian Armed Forces have changed the nature of their military drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and on the ground and in the air, "to get prepared for enforcing these changes in tactics, if necessary".
In relevant remarks last April, General Baqeri stressed that the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are prepared with their maximum power to defend the country.
Today, the Armed Forces, specially the mighty Army and the hero IRGC, are on the peaks of unity, integrity, coordination and all-out defensive preparedness to establish sustainable security and continued tranquility, General Baqeri said.
He added that the Army and the IRGC's might and power had disappointed the enemies of the Iranian nation, specially the US, the Zionist regime and the Saudi regime.
Also in the same month, General Baqeri said enemies' inability to assess Iran's response to any possible military aggression had grown into an undeniable reality disturbing enemy calculations.
The army and the IRGC as powerful arms and iron fists of the Islamic Republic had displayed enemies' weakness in assessing their way of response to any possible threat and aggression against the country, General Baqeri said.
He added that the Iranian Armed Forces would not allow the enemies, specially the US and its western and Arab allies, to harm the Iranian nation's wise strategy of resistance.