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Iran military power to serve peace: Air Force Commander

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA -- Iran's military posture is in the service of peace, says Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah Safi.

General Shah Safi made the remarks on Saturday at a ceremony held to mark the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force day.

This is not just a claim, he said.

Iran's clear history and what is going on across the region, very well support such an argument, he added.

"This is while, we are witnessing today the shelling and killing of Yemeni people conducted by recruiting foreign advisors and by dedicating astronomical military budgets," the Iranian Air Force commander said.

General Shah Safi then referred to the sensitive situation in the resourceful and strategic West Asia region and said Iran should maintain a strong stance in the region.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran should maintain a powerful stance in the region and through adopting an independence-seeking policy be a world model of self-sufficiency and self-independence," he said.

The Iranian Air Force commander also said that Iran is ready to establish military ties with its neighbors to help promote peace and security in the region.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to hold joint military maneuvers with the regional and other countries and enter military accords with them, General Shah Safi said.

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