After the recent problems in Iran’s economy and raising criticism to system, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said enemies have targeted the economy of Iran.
General pointed to the term of “economy of resistance” defined by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and said: “In this current condition, armed forces must define and determine their own roles in economy of resistance. Everybody must know his portion from the new economy model and complete his duty. The unjust sanctions against Iranians are obvious injustice against people.” He also asked the families of personnels to tolerate the current conditions of economy. Iran is currently suffering from hard sanctions by United States and its allies over peaceful nuclear program. Western countries say Iran is developing nuclear bomb.
Senior military aide to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi also outlined the duties of armed forces in providing national security. “At the current time, providing national security is far different from past. We must understand the activities of our supper regional enemies including United States and Israel, then find the best solutions to neutralize them.” United States recently held a military drill in Persian Gulf and it has worried Iranian military commanders.