Deputy Army Commander Announced
Iran’s deputy army commander announced that the Islamic Republic supreme leader has ordered the development of “new” and “innovative” weapons.
Announcing the order by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Islamic Republic supreme leader, to build new weaponry to meet the country’s needs, Iran's deputy army commander added, “In his order, while praising the success in satisfying various military demands domestically, he has emphasized that such hardware and systems be designed and produced that have no precedence in defense technology, are not know and will open up new domains in the defense sector.”
Without elaborating further details, the acting army commander noted, “One of the ways of prevailing over enemy in an all-out-war is to employ weaponry which the enemy is unfamiliar with.”
Confirming receipt of orders to build innovative weapons, Abdolrahim Mousavi noted, “We announce with reason and logic that we can be victorious in asymmetric warfare against foreign enemies,” adding, “In war, the victorious party is the one that is able to impose its will on the enemy, and we are able to do that.”
Meanwhile, Abdolrahim Mousavi told the Fars news agency, “We believe that equipment alone is not sufficient for victory, but other variables, such as geopolitical and strategic factors, are also important weapons in possession of the Islamic Republic.”
He added that the military has devised plans to defend every corner of the nation and that every part of the nation would act as an armed force against the enemy in case of an attack.
Noting, “Various areas have been identified for inflicting damage on the enemy in defense courses of the armed forces,” Mousavi emphasized, “If it is necessary, in order to prevail in war, we will inflict unexpected damages on the enemy beyond our borders.” The deputy army commander reiterated plans to expand war to areas outside Iran in case of a foreign attack, noting, “In the case that threats are materialized, we would not remain inside our borders.”