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Deputy DM: Iran ready to help regional states with demining operations

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 22, IRNA -- Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Baqeri said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to put its experiences in demining infected areas at the disposal of regional countries.

Iran has acquired very good experience in this filed and Iranian experts are quire capabale of carrying out mine sweeping operations, he said.

Iran has received a number of requests for mine clearance from some countries of the region which are under study, he pointed out.

During 1980-88 war with Iraq, the Iraqi army planted mines in about 4.2 million hectares of border areas, he said.

It is estimated that the clearance of all mines planted by the Iraqi army in five provinces would have been completed by the end of next Iranian year, he said.

Global arrogance along with western states fully backed the Iraqi dictator (Saddam Hussein) to contain Iran’s success and development but to no avail, he said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30676417

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