DM: Iran Has Defensive Secrets for Rainy Days

Fars News Agency – February 28, 2012

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi underlined Iran’s preparedness to confront any possible aggression, and said enemies are not informed of Iran’s defense capabilities since the country has some top secret abilities for hard days.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has many hidden capabilities which are kept for rainy days,” Vahidi told FNA on Tuesday, adding, “We have not yet revealed all our capabilities.”

He referred to the US reinvigoration and renovation of its Army in the Persian Gulf in accordance with Iran’s progress in defensive fields, and said, “These days Americans badly fear that an incident happens in the region and they can’t stand against the Islamic Republic’s firm positions vis-à-vis that given event.”

Iran has repeatedly warned that its Armed Forces are fully prepared to immediately deliver a crushing response to any offensive on the Iranian territory.

On November 10, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned enemies about Iran’s tough response to any aggression or even threat, stressing that the country would respond with full force to any attack.

“Iran is not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside,” Ayatollah Khamenei told students at a Tehran military college at the time.

“Anyone who harbors any thought of invading the Islamic Republic of Iran – or even if the thought crosses their mind – should be prepared to receive strong blows and the steel fists of the military, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the Basij (volunteer) force, backed by the entire Iranian nation,” he said.

“Iran will respond with full force to any aggression or even threats in a way that will demolish the aggressors from within,” he added.


Comment – February 28, 2012

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi hints confirm something we’ve long suspected.
We have no doubt that Iran hasn’t publicly displayed all its military hardware. It’s keeping some in reserve as a surprise but what could it have hidden up its sleeve?
After Russia’s sale of the S-300 fell through reports surfaced that Iran had nonetheless obtained four of the air defence system from other sources, two from Belarus and two from an unspecified source.  
Although reports of Iran having obtained the S-300 are unconfirmed it is known that it has a number of crews qualified to operate the “game changer” air defence system. The crews having been trained in Russia before the sale was abandoned due to Israeli/U.S. pressure.
However, Iran may have more than just four of the feared air defence system.
Late last year Russian warships delivered more S-300 missile systems to Syria, along with technical advisors to help set them up. According to some reports, Iran paid for the weapons. Although it is unknown how many were delivered, we think it more than likely that Iran took possession of at least some of the weapons.
Although Russia is upgrading its air defences with the more advanced S-400, the S-300 system is still regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems available. The system’s radar is able to simultaneously track up to 100 targets while engaging up to 12.

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