EghtesadOnline: Troops from all units of the Iranian Army staged military parades across the country on Monday to mark National Army Day.
In Tehran, a ceremony was held near the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, with senior officials and military commanders in attendance.
In the event, participated by President Ebrahim Raisi, units from the four divisions of the Army, namely the Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Defense, displayed their equipment, Tasnim News Agency reported.
A broad range of advanced pieces of military hardware such as missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, rifles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, fighter jets, radar systems and air defense missile systems were put on display.
Addressing the ceremony, Raisi said Iran’s armed forces are monitoring Israel, warning that they will target the regime’s “center” if it makes the slightest move against the Iranian nation.
“The message to the Zionist regime is that if you seek to normalize relations with the countries of the region, you should know that your slightest move is not hidden from the eyes of our armed forces and our intelligence and security forces,” the president said.
“Just know that if the slightest move on your part occurs against our nation, our armed forces will target the center of the Zionist regime, and the power of our armed forces will not leave you at rest.”
Raisi said the armed forces of the Islamic Republic have many capabilities, the most central of which is their sincere and devout members who are ready to face danger for the sake of the country.
“Today, our military capabilities are well-known not only in the region but also in the world,” the president said, stressing that the most important component of power in Iran is the country’s revolutionary people.
“The Army is in the hearts of the people, and under the command of the Commander-in-Chief, it is ready to carry out missions, and this readiness is a great achievement for our country.”
Raisi said the Army took advantage of the most draconian sanctions on Iran to empower itself.
“Today, our military industry is in the best condition, so we must use it in other industries of the country,” he said.