0646 GMT September 17, 2019
During a visit to academic centers affiliated with the Defense Ministry in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz on Sunday, Hatami said the adversaries would not hesitate for a moment to attack Iran if they perceived that the country has become weak, Tasnim News Agency reported.
“If the enemies, even for a second, think that we are in the position of weakness, they will impose their ominous plot in form of a war, as they did in the eight-year sacred defense against Iraq,” he said.
He added that Iran has made such great scientific and defense advances and acquired such a high level of deterrent power that the enemies of the Islamic Republic have been pushed to the position of weakness.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threatening the country.