Iran marking Army Day with parade

Iran is commemorating its Army Day during a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and top military brass.

The ceremony, being held in the capital, features a parade showcasing the Islamic Republic’s military achievements.

Apart from President Rouhani, the chiefs of the Iranian Army, Air Force, and Navy, as well as the heads of the main divisions of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are in attendance.

President Rouhani delivered a speech during the event.

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a senior military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, issued a message on the occasion, emphasizing that the country’s defensive prowess and deterrence power relied on “domestic knowhow.”

Major General Rahim Safavi said while extraterritorial forces were causing instability in the region, Iranian Armed Forces have been providing national security at a level exceeding expectations.

Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.

The Islamic Republic says its military power poses no threat to other countries and is merely based on the doctrine of deterrence.