Monday, January 28, 2019

Iran: Any Sign Of Attack Against Its Territory - Will Adopt Offensive Approach Suggesting Preemptive Strikes

Iran Announces Offensive Strategy against Threats

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri announced on Sunday that Iran would change its defense strategy to “offensive” to defend its national interests.

He stressed that his country will not remain idle against any threat, denying any ambitions to impose hegemony on the interests and territories of other countries.

Should Tehran sense any sign or evidence of any imminent attack against its territory, it would adopt an offensive approach in confronting it, he added, hinting at the possibility of preemptive strikes against targets Iran regards as a threat.

“If there is any intention of attack against our interests, and we see evidence of it, we will not remain passive and allow the country’s security and peace to be threatened,” he warned.

Bagheri’s comments were made as the US prepares to hold a conference on the Middle East in Warsaw in February. 

The conference has deepened concerns in Tehran, especially as it coincided with controversy over the US decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan and Syria, an issue that has proven to be divisive among Iranians.

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