Iran's army most powerful in region, on earth - commander
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, April 18, IRNA
Commander of the Islamic Republic Army Major General Ayatollah Salehi said here Friday that Iran's army has gained highest level of progress in the scientific, military and educational domains and is now one of the most powerful armies both in the region and on earth.
Salehi said on the occasion of the Islamic Republic Army Day (April 17) that Iran's army is today one of the most powerful armies worldwide thanks to the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the wise guidelines of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
He made the remark in a message, that was read out by Head of the Public Relations Department at the Islamic Republic Army Colonel Mahmoud Sezavar here at the Friday Prayers congregation at Tehran University Campus.
He said the Army has been able to get independent of foreigners.
He added that along with other armed forces, the Islamic Republic Army is ready to repel any foreign invasion and threat.
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