(FOX NEWS) TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran said it would it would “act without waiting” with regards to protecting its national interests that may be threatened by foreign countries, Reuters reported.

The report said Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic’s armed forces, told the country’s semi-official news agency news to the country’s pre-emptive stance.

“We do not wait for enemies to take action against us,” he said. “We will use all our means to protect our national interests.”

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