Air Force Commander: No country to be allowed to strike Iran
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA
Commander of the Islamic Republic Air Force Brigadier General Pilot Ahmad Miqani said here Saturday that no country would be allowed to invade Iran.
"No country will be allowed to invade; we will not also permit any foreigner to step in and attack the Iranian soil," Miqani told a group of the Islamic Republic Army Air Force's former Prisoners of War (PoWs), forces and personnel.
Addressing a ceremony to appreciate services of the Air Force's former prisoners of the 1980-88 war, who were freed after long years of captivity by former Iraqi Baathist regime, the Iranian top Air Force commander said Iran's military policies are based on self-defense.
A group of the state and military officials and their families were present in the ceremony.
Miqani said that Iran's forces managed to put Iraq navy forces in a crushing defeat position and repel enemy aggression early at the beginning of the war.
He said that thanks to the indigenized technology, Iran's Air Force is growingly progressing and the country is now capable of manufacturing different kinds of weapons, including long-range missiles.
At the end of the ceremony, the top Commander presented gifts to bereaved families of martyrs, of ex-PoWs and of war veterans.
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