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Iran Leader hails role of Army's air defense

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Khatam al-Anbiya air defense base affiliated to the Iranian Army is a sensitive part of the armed forces and is at the frontline of the fight against the enemies.

Speaking during a meeting with the commanders and senior officials of Khatam al-Anbiya air defense base, Ayatollah Khamenei urged the need to increase the preparedness of the Base and upgrade the capabilities of its staff members.

Noting that political calculations suggest that there is no chance for conducting a military confrontation, the Leader, however said that the armed forces need to remain vigilant and update their capabilities day after another.

Brigadier-General Alireza Sabahi Fard, the commander of Khatam al-Anbiya air defense base, also briefed the Supreme Leader on the latest acts and plans of the Base.


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