IRNA – Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman said that the parade to mark the Sacred Defense anniversary on Saturday showed the dignity and deterrence power of the Iranian Armed Forces.
“This year’s anniversary and parade in Iran’s southern city of Bandar Abbas is hosted and organized by IRGC,” said Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif.
“The presence of army units and 600 light and heavy frigates of the Islamic Republic Naval Forces in the parade reflect the dignity and greatness of the Islamic Republic Armed Forces in Persian Gulf and International waters,” he added.
He referred to the participation of the 200 civil frigates in the parade, saying, “Tens of military aircrafts of the Islamic Republic Air Force from different generations put on display the power of army and IRGC.”
“Holding the event in Persian Gulf and in the vicinity of Hormuz Strait shows the Iranian Armed Forces’ readiness to realize the will of the Iranian government and people in order to protect national interests in this strategic region.”