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President at Army Day ceremony: All armed forces ready to defend country's independence, integrity

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 18 April 2018 / 11:59

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian President described people as the greatest support of the armed forces and stressed that the Army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will produce or provide any weapons needed for defending the country.

The President also stated, "Army has never entered political games and has well administered the Late Imam Khomeini's will".

"There is no name of our Army generals in any corruption in the society and country and this means that the Army is sincere and honest," continued Dr. Rouhani.

Stating that "Army has always carried out its duties within the framework of the rule of law and discipline", he continued, "We require well-prepared, powerful Army, IRGC and Basij".

"We live in a sensitive region," he added, saying, "Aggressive powers have nested around us, having illegal and illegitimate presence, interfering in the affairs of the region against all international laws and carrying out acts of aggression on countries without the permission of the United Nations against the UN charter and international regulations".

He also went on to say, "In such a region that major powers use terrorist groups as a tool to promote instability, we need deterrent power against major powers and terrorists", adding: "In addition to Army, our mighty IRGC, effective Basij and the Police have always worked hard".

"We tell the countries of the region that good neighbourliness is the base of our policy towards them. We want to be a good neighbour for the countries of the region. We do not intend to invade any country and as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces said recently, we have a great country and nation and we do not need other countries' soil at all".

"People are the greatest support of the armed forces," said the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding, "Our armed forces have had a key role in establishing stability and security in the region".

He continued, "No one should worry about Iran's power, but we tell the major powers to stop arms trade and filling the region with gunpowder and plundering the resources of Arab countries of the region for their own benefit".

The President also addressed powers and those who do not want security, stability and development of the region, saying, "Your weapons can neither bring independence for the countries of the region, not intimidation for great nations such as Iran".

Dr. Rouhani also continued, "We are not seeking for tension, but the Quran has taught us that peace is possible alongside power".

He added, "We respond positively to the call of peace by relying on our legitimate power," saying, "We will produce or provide any weapons needed for defence for the Army and IRGC".

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