A top Iranian commander says Iran's Armed Forces, including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Units, will respond to threats against the country with "all might.", Press TV reported.
"The IRGC Ground Forces are currently at a very good level of readiness," Commander of the Division, General Mohammad Pakpour said on Thursday.
He said the military exercises that were conducted in various regions of Iran in the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 20) and last year (ending March 19) testify to the readiness of the forces.
Pakpour highlighted that Iranian Armed Forces, and the IRGC Ground Units in particular, have developed fundamental competence and readiness to deliver a crushing response to any threat.
Last week, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) staged a three-day missile drill codenamed the Great Prophet 7 in the central Iranian province of Semnan.
The indigenous missiles, including Shahab (Meteor) 1, 2, 3, Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor) and Zelzal (Quake) as well as Qiam (Uprising) were fired at the mock targets during the drill.
In February, the IRGC conducted a military exercise named Val Fajr in Markazi (central) Desert days after the Army's air forces wrapped up the four-day exercise, Tharallah, near the strategic Persian Gulf region.
Also in February, during the Hamiyan-e Velayat drill, the IRGC forces practiced tactical commando raid and aerial combat, launched air offensive and defensive operations and carried out heliborne and anti-heliborne operations.
In January, the IRGC Ground Forces held the Shohaday-e Vahdat military drill in the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi.