Iran is recognized as an independent, powerful and influential country both in the region and in the world, has a great influence on international equations and can contribute to lasting peace and security, the Supreme Leader’s adviser for military affairs said here Sunday.
TEHRAN (Asremrooz):“The Islamic Republic of Iran is recognized as an independent, powerful and influential country in the region and the world today, with a security strategy informed by justice-based peace,” Brigadier General Seyed Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Sunday on the sidelines of the armed forces’ parade marking the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week.
Rahim Safavi added that "any plan or process for sustainable peace and security" in the region could only be attained through the active participation of the Islamic Republic which has proved to be an influential power in international equations, a status it owes in no small part to its powerful armed forces.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, including military vessels, aircraft, missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, submarines, radars, and air defense systems, among others.
Tehran has frequently announced that its military might is entirely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.
In Iran, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is known as the Sacred Defense, and Sacred Defense Week is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the war. Sacred Defense Week begins on Shahrivar 31 in the Iranian calendar (September 22 this year), which is the day Iraq invaded Iran and began the imposed war on the country in 1980.