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News number: 8809161468

18:03 | 2009-12-07

Defence

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Commander Warns of Enemies' Soft War against Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Army commander here on Monday warned of a new wave of soft war against the Islamic Republic, saying that enemies have now targeted the self-confidence of the Iranian nation.



"Enemies have been mobilized for a soft war against the Islamic Iran and they are seeking to promote (national and individual) underestimation in the country to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees," Deputy Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces for Information and Operation Brigadier General Mohammad Baqeri said at a forum dubbed as 'Soft Security in the Islamic Republic of Iran'.

Baqeri also stressed that in soft warfare enemy tries to affect the thoughts of the other side to gain victory and attains its goals by invading the values and patterns of behavior and changing them.

Earlier in November, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the necessity for proper measures to repel enemy's soft war against Iran.

"Today, the main priority of the country is to confront (enemy's) soft warfare which is aimed at creating doubt, discord and pessimism among the mass of people," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

"Given the failure of the arrogant powers in the hard confrontation with the Islamic ruling system in the first decade after the (Islamic) Revolution, soft war has now come on the enemy's agenda, so confrontation against enemy's soft war is the main priority today," the Leader noted.

"In soft war, enemy seeks to create doubt, pessimism and discord by spreading rumors and lies and using certain excuses through advanced cultural and communication means," Ayatollah Khamenei noted.