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Iran security doctrine based on soft power, second strike

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said Iran’s security doctrine is based on soft power and its defense strategy follows the second-strike capability.

Ali Shamkhani made the remarks during his closing speech at the first version of Tehran Security Conference dubbed the International Conference on Regional Security Order in West Asia in Tehran on Sunday.

He added that based on Iran’s security and defense doctrine, no neighboring countries or nations in West Asia, excluding the Israeli regime, is classified as a threat to the Islamic Republic.

“The model of the Islamic Republic of Iran in which different religious and ethnic groups enjoy equal rights and citizenship status can serve as a successful practice for other countries in the region,” he said.

Shamkhani deemed internal despotism, dominance, and foreign intervention the fundamental causes of regional crises, adding “a lack of independence and foreign influence in some regional countries have led to the formation of bogus crises to feed the realization of extra-regional powers’ objectives.”

Shamkhani maintained that the current ‘bogus’ crises aim to cover up the main crisis in West Asia, which is the Israeli regime, by draining the capacities that could be otherwise used to counter Israel.

He further voiced regret over the lack of an effective regional mechanism unaffected by the interests of foreign powers that could be used to settle the current crises according to a win-win scenario, adding “there is no sustainable military solution to regional crises.”

Shamkhani also maintained that use of terrorism for advancing political objectives and attributing it to Islam has created a complicated situation in the region that only benefits the Israeli regime.

Source: Mehr News Agency

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