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Iran Press TV

Leader urges Iran's Army to boost readiness as much as needed

Iran Press TV

Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:34 AM

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message ahead of the National Army Day, calling on the military to strengthen its preparedness as much as needed.

The message, which was released on Saturday, was addressed to Chief Commander of Iran's Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi.

"Send my greetings to all the dear Army personnel and their honorable families. Today, the Army is present on the scene and stands ready to carry out its mission. Keep increasing the readiness as much as needed and play a role [in this regard]," the message read.

The National Army Day was included in the Iranian calendar after a historic letter from the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in 1979, in which he voiced his strong support for the Army and ordered its troops to hold nationwide parades on April 18 every year.

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