Special Report: Iran Nuclear Crisis
TEHRAN, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The commander of the
Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that Iran was not
concerned about Israel's advanced armaments, the local Press TV reported on
"The country is not concerned with Israel's
state-of-the-art armaments," Pourdastan said, adding that, "Despite possessing
sophisticated military technology equipment, Israel failed to clinch victory in
Lebanon and Gaza."
"This is an indication that modern military equipment
will not ensure victory."
He reiterated other Iranian high ranking military
officials' statements that Iran's "armed forces are perfectly capable to trounce
invaders in the event of an onslaught against the country."
Iran made a military parade on Saturday to present
its readiness and capabilities in the face of any danger to the country.
Recent reports from the U.S. media have raised some
concern that Israel is furtively preparing to stage a military strike on Iran's
During the last five years Iran has succeeded in
producing advanced weapons to defend the country, as its officials said.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly
said that his country will never recognize Israel.
The United States and its allies have accused Iran of
trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program.
Israel has consistently refused to rule out the
possibility of military strikes against Iran over its refusal to halt its
Iran has denied the U.S. and its allies' charges and insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.