General Hassan Firouzabadi Declares Support for Iran’s New President
Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi announced on Sunday that Iran’s military forces including army, Basij and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will fully support Iran’s new president to achieve his ultimate goals.
Addressing a group of high-ranking officials at Tehran, Firouzabadi said: “Iranian armed forces always follow the guidelines of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to Ayatollah, all military forces need to support Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, in the best possible way.”
“Iranian armed forces have already demonstrated their support for the local government during the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq. Over the past few years, we have managed to increase the readiness level of military forces in the country. At this time, Iran is ready to counterattack any country willing to damage Islamic Republic.” Major General Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi added.
He also referred to the recent activities of Israeli government by saying: “The illegal government of Israel should stop threatening Iran and the other Islamic states. Note that Iran’s armed forces are capable of destroying Israel within a few minutes. So the officials of Israel must be aware of their comments about Islamic groups and governments.”
Currently, Iran supports Jihadist groups of Palestine fighting against Israel.
Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi used to be one of the top commanders of Sepah Pasdaran in Iran-Iraq war. He was appointed as Chief of Staff by Ali Khamenei on 2 November 2002.
During the recent years, tensions between Israel and Iran have increased dramatically. Analysts have already warned of possible war between the two countries.
Israel has repeatedly accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons. Subsequently the Western governments have imposed economic embargoes on Iran to stop the country pursuing its controversial nuclear program. However, Islamic Republic of Iran has refused to suspend its nuclear activities.