9 Dec 2023
Tuesday 23 June 2015
Story Code : 168916

Air defense, Iran's defense priority: commander

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili on Monday highlighted the significance of defending the country's airspace, saying that it is a top priority in Iran's defense doctrine.

"The country's top defense priority is defending the airspace of the Islamic Republic of Iran," General Esmaili said on the sidelines of a meeting in Isfahan, central Iran.

"Iran's airspace is a holy space, and any entrance to or exit from this space should be coordinated with and permitted (by the country's officials)," he further said.

The senior commander went on to say that despite all the sanctions and threats against Iran, the Islamic Republic has the power and capability to control its airspace and secure its right as a follower of international aviation rules and regulations.

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

As part of these accomplishments, Irans aerial defense has been able to build a big part of its equipment and arsenal by its own experts.

By Tasnim News Agency
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