Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) - "We have made clear statements about our deployment wherever there has been a need for our presence. The Leader and officials have also many times declared the places in which we were present or will be present. Specially, we support any country which wants war against the Zionist regime," General Heidari was quoted as saying by the Persian-language Jam-e Jam newspaper on Saturday.
He dismissed the US officials' allegations that Iran has sent weapons to certain regional states, including Yemen, saying such lies are aimed at meeting Washington's goal of spreading Iranophobia.
He, meantime, reiterated that Iran's policy is based on avoiding aggression and intervention in other countries, but meantime underscored that the Armed Forces defend the Iranian territories and interests with all their power.
In relevant remarks in November, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that the country's Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend the country, and said that if enemy dares to attack the Islamic Republic, it will face Tehran's rigid reaction.
"As the regional upheavals unfolded, the enemy suffered defeat against our zealous youth, and it will experience the same in case of trying to make an aggression against the country," Brigadier General Salami said.
He underlined that the enemy was after thwarting Iran's progress through supporting and strengthening terrorist groups by presenting a distorted and detestable image of Islam to the world.
"The enemy will face nothing, but defeat in return for hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran," Brigadier General Salami added.
Also in November, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi warned that Iran has so much increased its military power that any wrong move by the enemies will receive the country's crushing response.
"Almost 30 years after the (Iraqi) imposed war (against Iran 1980-1988), the world arrogance does not dare to even make any aggression against the Islamic Iran and they will not dare to," Rear Admiral Fadavi said, addressing a forum in the Central city of Arak.
"They have come to realize Iran's military power and know that their slightest mistake will lead to a crushing response by Iran," he added.