Supreme Leader receives army commanders, staff

Tehran, April 19, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received commanders and the staff members of the Iranian Army.

The meeting took place on the occasion of the National Army Day which is commemorated annually on April 18.

The Ayatollah addressed the meeting in notable remarks, which will be published by IRNA shortly.

Different units of Iranian armed forces staged parades in front of President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of the National Army Day on Saturday.

The parades were held in front of the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran the late Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran.

The latest Iranian military achievements were unveiled during the parades.

Iranian Air Force fighters also participated in the parade.

Over 400 reporters from Iran, Syria, Germany, China, Turkey, France, Palestine, Qatar, Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Kuwait and Japan covered the event.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.