ISNA, TEHRAN - Iran's different unites of army held military parade on the anniversary of the country's national Army Day by presenting different types of tanks, troop-carriers, unmanned aircrafts, missiles, boats, submarines and advanced telecommunications equipments.
The parade began with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech who praised the
loyal armed forces of the country that guarantee regional security.
Iranian army was also going to have an air parade involving 140 aircrafts including bombers, interceptors, tanker planes, F4, F5, F7, F14 fighter jets, Mig-29, Sukhoi, C-130, Boeing 707 and 747 which was cancelled due to weather and low visibility, however, a fighter aircraft and 150 helicopters presented their air show.
Iran's Supreme Leader Advisor Yahya Rahim Safavi said on the sideline of the parade that the country's defense strategy serves the region's peace and security and it did not overstepped its doctrine even when the US attacked Iran's oil platform and civilian airplane during Iran-Iraq eight-year war.
The country's army will defy any invader in land, sea or air based on its defense strategy, he noted and continued that the US has trapped itself in two big battles in Iraq and Afghanistan and has no military, political and economic power to wage war with Iran.
Also Iranian Armed Forces' Joint Chief of Staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi called the country's military might as the power of Islam and Muslims.
The serious threat against Iran on behalf of the US has been reduced because "Americans have experienced and learned that they don't have the possibility of any move while confronting the might of Iran's armed forces," he noted.
Iran's massage for the entire world is "peace, security and friendship," he added.
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