The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) plans to form a shadow military force by recruiting its retired personnel, an official says.
“The number of retired IRGC personnel is high and we have reestablished contacts with them through holding meetings,” the Commander of the IRGC Navy, Admiral Morteza Saffari told Mehr news agency on Wednesday.
“We are trying to form a 'Shadow Corps' comprised of these forces, most of whom have fought in the Iraq-Iran war,” he added.
Saffari said the Iranian armed forced should always keep its deterrence power against the country's enemies.
The Iranian official also revealed that state-of-the-art missiles have been deployed in some port cities to defend the country.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Iran to form 'Shadow IRGC'