Thursday, September 3, 2015

Iran “Fully Prepared” to Counter Threats at Borders – Army

Commander of the Ground Force of the Iranian Army (Artesh), Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, today said the country’s armed forces are “fully prepared” to counter any insurgency threats to the Iranian borders.

“All of the Armed Forces enjoy great military power and combative competence for countering threats,” Gen. Poutdastan said in a ceremony in western city of Doroud. (Nasim, 3 September)

The Armed Forces carefully monitor all moves along the borders and appropriate strategies are devised to counter all possible threats, Pourdastan added.

There were no explanations of why the commander of the Artesh ground forces, responsible to defend territories along the borders, should make such statement at this time and if the Artesh has gone into heightened state of preparedness.

In June 2014, the Artesh ground forces deployed five brigades, including armor and artillery units, into the Iraqi territory to stop the advance of the Islamic State (ISIL) forces from approaching western borders of Iran. Gen. Pourdastan recalled that episode during a parliamentary testimony in March. Now he probably could have seen indications to be “fully” prepared.

Photo credit: Commander of the Ground Force of the Iranian Army (Artesh) Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan (Nasim News Agency)

16 comments:

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

Full-scale intervention in Iraq? I hope so. Unlike Syria, Iraq borders Iran, like Yemen borders Saudi Arabia.

Anonymous said...

General Pourdastan is a role model, which other armies of the world can only dream about.
And in addition to him Iran has many more ones........A. Salehi, Hadjizaded, Sayyari, Esmayeeli in addition to the top commanders and the Iranian leaders.......

Nader Uskowi said...

More likely they are concerned about ISIL's possible plans to infiltrate western Iranian provinces, as they once tried in June 2014.

Nader Uskowi said...

So you should rest in peace with so many military geniuses defending you.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

I don't understand why ISIL would be so foolish though.

Anonymous said...

It may be related to the recent activities of pjak (pkk branch in Iran). They have been creating unrest on the western borders recently. As Turkey is heavily pounding them, it doesn't seem wise for them to open another front in the east.

Anonymous said...

Since you have good relationship with the generals would you please ask the following questions from each of them and let us know the answers:

General Pourdastan:

What happened to Hoveyzeh, Talayeh, Aghareb and Fallagh projects. What products have you made based on the Armour Jell. What is the real firing rate of the Moharram Gatlin gun? How many rounds can it fire before being jammed? Do you know SN Scar 17 combat rifle? It appears to be a good candidate to replace G3 and AK 47 as a next generation rifle in the army. It is 7.62×51 mm or ( 5.56×45mm), relatively light, accurate with good punching power, minimum recoil, good fire rate and easy to maintain. It worth looking at.

General Hajizadeh / Fadavi:

What is the status of the Ghaem project? Why was that so many cruise and ballistic similes missed the target in your recent naval drill? Have you find the cause and fix the problem? Can you develop full auto pilot/Mission control system for your version of RQ-170 and other drones?

General Sayyari:

What is the status of the Besat submarine and Persian Gulf destroyer?

General Esmaeili:

What is the status of Bavar 373? How successful is your OTH / BTH radars in discovering stealth aircrafts such as F22? Can you effectively engage with them in case of any confrontation?

General Shah Safi:

How many saegheh fighter has been manufactured since 2007? What is the status in the production of the national fighter jet engine? Are you using the F-16 engine given by Venezuela for reverse engineering? What is the status of the the fabrication/installation of fighters digital electro avionic systems / MFDs to facilitate smart ammo usage by the aircrafts? How much progress have we made in manufacturing of an air born phase array radars for our fighters? What is the status of the flight control computers / hardware?

General Ahmadabadi:

What is the status of manufacturing national helicopters Homa and Saba?

Anonymous said...

Iran is facing combination of threats, the declaration of "Full preparedness" is indication, the danger on various fronts. KSA full scale free hand intervention in Yemen without UN mandate but with US mandate, Yemen Houties paying price of being Shities. KSA is having single point agenda to eradicate shities as many as possible. It is important to note KSA religious ideology and ISIS religious ideology is same, both are follower of WAHABI ISLAM (extreme version of Islam). There is threat on Iranian ABU MUSA +2 islands in persian gulf as GCC embolden by free hand US supported intervention in Yemen. In Iraqi scenario Iran has its own limitations set by US as Iran is not allowed to provide any air cover to its proxy militias or even Iraqi army. For US fight against ISIS "Fox news May 28, 2015" published a article with title"US pilots complain hands tied in fight against ISIS. One US navy F-18 stated to fox news, there were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sight, but could not get clearance to engage. Sen. John Macin complained 75% pilots returning without dropping any ordnance due to delay in decision making in chain of command. It clearly shows US and its allies simply pretending only that they are fighting against ISIS but they want least damage to ISIS to persist the crisis. Iran failure in Iraq is clear, as insider of Iraqi politics, Iran fail to gauge surge of ISIS conspiracy. Iran is trapped in US made CHKRA VIHEU (Indian term means, a trap in battle field), Iran should take bold decisions in military terms as Iran -Syria has agreement as GCC. Iranian army with logistics should be placed in Syria on demand of Al Assad, and in same way in Iraq on PM Abadi request. As time is passing Abadi will understand that he is betrayed by US and allies and ISIS is on just entering in Bagdad. As Syria & Iraq govt. if not asking help to Iranian President, it is certain WAHABI army of Arab state with agenda to eradicate Shities with US help will enter in both the country, which is already smelling in John Kerry remarks on 3.9.15. Many will consider my view as sectarian but it is not, it is existential. Rizvi/India

Kemjika said...

Nader- Pourdastan also has to make these commments to "reassure" his countrymen that Iran is secure. Even a married man of 20 years still has to assure his wife he loves her right? lol. He is just reassuring Iranians that Iran is still fully secure despite instability all around Iran. seems normal to me.

Anonymous said...

I have a proposal which army and IRGC commanders may want to consider:

First equipping motor bike / light mobile units to Javelin like fire and forget missiles. This will help our troops in asymmetric warfare substantially.

Second developing a stealth supersonic cruise missile which makes interception by anti missile system difficult.

Anonymous said...

Why not? Their masters want to engage Iran in a dirty mud hole and ISIS is their best tool achieving it.

Anonymous said...

All hot air like the rest of their clan.I like to know in which military academy did this "general" Pourdastan receive his officer training in?

Anonymous said...

@10:10 Anon so they fire their bike and walk back! That is smart! May be rocket up their asses to fire themselves next!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 3:33 A- is it you? forgot to paragraph again! if you are at it why not translate it to greek so it is harder to read and we translate back to English?

Anonymous said...

What is your point? What is wrong with that. It is mobility plus fire power and is a best fit for asymmetric warfare. If Houthis could do that, they could have a big advantage.

Anonymous said...

Iran has Sadid missiles, we also have optic guidance technology. By modifying optic system to infra red and thermal guidance and doing some modification on the missiles and installing programmed chip on board of the missile, we van do it. it is not easy thought but our engineers have the knowledge and means to do that.