Tehran 0
22 May 2020

The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces asserted that the military maintained “a thorough intelligence command of the status, location, tactics and movements of [Iran’s] enemies big and small, including America’s adventurist, terrorist and antihuman military, in the region and remote territories”. “[We] will give an appropriate response to any miscalculated move by those forces against… Iran’s national interests anywhere in the world”, he added. Relatedly, the Defence Ministry indicated that “Iran’s defence industry is focused on breaking the sanctions and upgrading its deterrent power as it did over the past forty years… We cannot talk to an irrational and coercive enemy except with authority and from a position of power”.

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