Unic Press UK: Iran would ceaselessly safeguard its territorial integrity and security; and the country’s military would continuously defend the country’s borders and sovereignty, says the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
Speaking Wednesday during his official visit to the border areas in the western province of Kermanshah, Major General Hossein Salami said:
“Today, the security of borders is a redline for the country’s Armed Forces. Military forces are prepared under all circumstances to defend our beloved country’s borders and sovereignty and will give a firm response to any act of aggression,” the Press TV reports.
In June, the IRGC’s – a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces – shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone near the Kouh-e Mobarak region in the central district of the Jask County of Iran’s Hormozgan province, claiming that the drone, which is worth over $120 million (£98.7 million as of current FX rates) had breached Iran’s territorial integrity despite several warnings.
There’s a serious row between the United States, Islamic Republic of Iran over the years, escalating in May 8, 2018 when the U.S. government withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal – also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, (JCPOA) – and imposed a wide range of sanctions against Iran.
The U.S. President, Donald Trump claims that the JCPOA – Iran nuclear deal – remains a bad deal for the world and the United States, insisting that a new agreement is long overdue. Washington says it’s open to a negotiation on a fresh deal, but Iran insist that no negotiations would hold as long as the U.S. sanctions are not removed.