Iran gives tenfold response to any hostile move: Shamkhani
A senior Iranian security official has warned against the consequences of any hostile action against Tehran, saying the era of "hit and run" is over.
"The era of hit and run is over on the international scene and we will give a tenfold response to any hostile measure against the country in any field," Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said on Monday, Press TV reported.
"[Iran's] recent missile response to destabilizing measures by a terrorist grouplet in Iraq's Kurdistan region is an approach that will be adopted in response to any threat," he added.
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRCG) on Sunday confirmed that it had fired seven short-range missiles at a gathering of terrorist commanders in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
"The missile unit of the IRGC's Aerospace Force in cooperation with the drone unit of the [IRGC's] Ground Force yesterday targeted the headquarters and a meeting of leaders of a criminal grouplet and a center for training affiliated terrorists with seven short-range surface-to-surface missiles," the IRGC said in a statement.
According to the statement, the IRGC's Ground Force managed to deal a heavy blow to numerous terrorist teams who sought to create insecurity and carry out acts of sabotage in the Iranian provinces of West Azarbaijan, Kordestan and Kermanshah.
In a meeting with commanders and officials of Iranian Army's Air Defense Base in Tehran on September 2, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said there was no possibility of a military war on Iran given the ongoing political considerations, but the country's Armed Forces must continue to upgrade their human and military hardware capabilities.
"The Armed Forces must upgrade their human and military hardware capabilities on a daily basis through vigilance as well as efficient and dynamic management," Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Shamkhani said the US sanctions on Iran were aimed at restricting the capacities and power of the Iranian nation.
"Just in the same way that we did with regard to security and defense, we are also able to make our economy immune [to foreign sanctions] and powerful," the SNSC secretary added.