Armed Forces Mark Army Day in Presence of President Rouhani

Armed Forces Mark Army Day in Presence of President Rouhani
Sat Apr 18, 2015 13:06:59

Different units of Iranian armed forces staged parades in front of President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of the National Army Day on Saturday.

The parades were held in front of the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran the late Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran.

The latest Iranian military achievements would be unveiled during the parades.Iranian Air Force fighters will also participate in the parade.

Over 400 reporters from Iran, Syria, Germany, China, Turkey, France, Palestine, Qatar, Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Kuwait and Japan would cover the event.

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed the courage shown by different units of the Iranian Army, praising close connection between the Army and Iranian people during the post-revolution era.

President Rouhani made the remarks while addressing a ceremony to mark the National Army Day.

“The Islamic Revolution would not have succeeded, had it not been for the positive response of the Army to the late Imam’s call for support of the revolutionary forces,” said the President.

During the days leading to the Islamic revolution, Imam Khomeini, called on the armed forces to join the people and stop obeying the Shah’s orders to suppress the revolutionary forces.

The call was positively responded by the Army forces when they put down their weapons and joined the revolutionaries who in response welcomed them with flowers.

Iranian soldiers in full camouflage march during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2015.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence, irna reports.