New minister vows to keep boosting Iran’s defense might

Tasnim – Iran’s new Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami emphasized that his ministry will use all its capacities to continue boosting the country’s defensive capabilities and address the Armed Forces’ needs.

The defense ministry will make every effort to keep upgrading the defensive capabilities of all units of the Armed Forces, the IRGC in particular, in the areas of modern and strategic systems and equipment, Brigadier General Hatami said.

He further noted that convergence and enhanced cooperation among different units of the Armed Forces could help improve the country’s defensive might.

He made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari in Tehran.

The two generals stressed the importance of improving the country’s defensive power and quickening its pace in order to be able to counter any potential threats in the future.

Recently, Brigadier General Hatami had stressed that the ministry would keep providing full support for the IRGC, the Army, and the Police in various areas, such as air defense, missile industry, naval programs, and border control.

General Hatami has replaced Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan as defense minister. He won the highest number of votes in a parliamentary ballot for the vote of confidence for President Rouhani’s 17 ministerial picks.