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September 9, 2016 6:06 pm

High-Ranking Revolutionary Guards Commander Boasts Iran Is Now One of World’s Top Military Powers

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Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force. Photo: Mohammad Ali Marizad via Wikimedia Commons.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force. Photo: Mohammad Ali Marizad via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran is now one of the world’s top military powers, a high-ranking Revolutionary Guards commander claimed on Thursday in comments reported by the Tehran regime-aligned news agency Tasnim.

According to the report, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force, asserted that the US has “failed to achieve its goals against Iran through different ploys including warmongering policies, imposing anti-Iran sanctions and destabilizing efforts in the region.”

Hajizadeh went to warn, however, that the US was “seeking new tactics in order to infiltrate into the country and undermine the Islamic Republic.”

A report by the semi-official state news agency Fars said Hajizadeh boasted of Iranian advances in missile technology.

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“We will become more powerful in the defense, military and missile fields as well as drones…and we will not allow insecurity to prevail in the country,” Hajizadeh was quoted by Fars as saying.

The brigadier general also reportedly said that Iran produces “the most advanced military and defense weaponry, including different kinds of surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and surface-to-sea missiles.”

Earlier this week, as reported by The Algemeiner, an Iranian parliamentary official said that Iran has used its “great influence” in the Middle East to amass wealth, spread the Islamic Revolution and gain major concessions from the West.

And last weekend, The Algemeiner reported that a top adviser to Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed that the Islamic Republic’s backing of “resistance groups” in the Middle East would remain steadfast.

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