Commander: Iranian Armed Forces should enjoy advanced home-made equipment

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Armed Forces should be equipped with state-of-the-art, home-made weapons and use new techniques and tactics to be ready for repelling any kind of enemy aggressions, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan underlined.

“Enjoying advanced, home-made equipment and using new techniques, tactics and correct training should stand atop the Armed Forces’ agenda, specially the Ground Forces,” Pourdastan said, addressing the graduation ceremony of a number of military cadets in Tehran on Saturday.

He also stressed the necessity for continued improvement of the country’s defensive power during peacetime, and said, “During the peacetime, the Armed Forces should always be ready to defend the land and entity of the Islamic Republic and this important task will be possible (materialized) through enhancing the defensive and combat readiness.”

In relevant remarks in October, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the Iranian Armed Forces’ full preparedness as a major deterrent to enemy attacks, and meantime stressed that the country will not step back in case of any foreign aggression.

“Because of their Islamic teachings, Iranian nation are not the men of aggression and invasion but they will not fall short of confronting any aggression,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Iranian military units in Northeastern province of North Khorassan at the time.

The Leader lauded Iran’s high military preparedness, and stated, “The only reason the power mongers’ motivation for waging war has downgraded or getting weakened is the general readiness of Iranian nation and the defense readiness of the armed forces.”

The Leader said general readiness of Iranian nation, especially the youth, is today in the highest possible level compared to the past and the armed forces are more prepared and more powerful than the past.

By Fars News


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