Monday, June 30, 2008

Recent News Quotes from Iran's General Staff

June 30, 2008
Commander of IRGC's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brigadier General Seyyed Mohammad Hejazi, said the Revolutionary Guards plan to set up provincial commands that would help boost the country's defense potential in countering threats posed by the enemy.

"The main objective of the new structure is to strengthen the IRGC's defense and combat capabilities," Hejazi explained.

According to Gen. Hejazi, world powers have launched a psywar campaign against Iran, which calls for further solidarity among Iranians. The commander added that the IRGC has additional strategic plans to decrease the efficiency of enemy military tactics.

General Hejazi also warned that in case of an attack on the country, aggressors will be met with an 'iron fist' response.

"The US would have to suffer the consequences of attacking Iran because the era of hit-and-run operations has passed," the General claimed.

"The enemy should know that anyone who attempts to jeopardize the future of the children of Iran will be dealt an Iron fist blow," he added.

IRGC to set up provincial commands
Iran: 'Iron fists' await aggressors

June 29, 2008
Brigadier General Mir-Faisal Baqerzadeh, the Head of the Foundation for the Remembrance of the Holy Defense, said Sunday that it had been decided to dig some 320,000 graves in Iran's bordering provinces for future slain invaders.

"We do not wish the families of enemy soldiers to experience what Americans had to go through in the aftermath of the Vietnam War," said Brig. Gen. Baqerzadeh, who is also the head of the search committee for missing soldiers.

The commander said the preemptive measures would decrease the time slain soldiers would be 'missing in action'.

"The burial of slain soldiers will be carried out decently and in little time," he continued.

Baqerzadeh added that the decision is in line with the Islamic Republic's commitment to comply with the Geneva Convention and the additional protocol regarding wartime cooperation between Iran and the Red Cross.

Iran 'digging 320,000 graves for invaders'
320,000 Graves for Slain Invaders

Above photos, top to bottom:
- Brigadier General Seyyed Mohammad Hejazi
- Brigadier General Mir-Faisal Baqerzadeh

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