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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that Iranian Armed Forces are in their best state of preparedness and deterrence power, and advised US President Donald Trump to revise his assessment of the Islamic Republic's military prowess.

"The US president supposes that Iran is weaker than when he took power, but he is making a mistake and the country is more powerful than ever before," General Jafari said on Friday.

He reiterated that the Axis of Resistance is now much more powerful than before the start of Syria and Iraq war on terrorism.

General Jafari pointed to the impact of the US sanctions on Iran, and said, "The sanctions have increased the country's national solidarity and self-sufficiency."

On May 8, President Trump mounted pressure on Iran by announcing that Washington would withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal and re-impose nuclear-related sanctions on the country.

However, other world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union, have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of the world peace and security.

In related remarks on Thursday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned enemies against making any aggressive move in the region, and said the Islamic Republic's security constitutes a “red line” for the armed forces.

“As it has been repeatedly said, the Iranian nation’s security is a red line for the armed forces,” General Baqeri said.

He underlined that the Islamic Republic will not sit idle in the face of security threats.

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