Iran’s Air Defense on Front Line of Countering Enemies: Leader

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the important role that the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base (the central headquarters of Iran’s Air Defense) plays in protecting the country, saying the base is on the front line of countering enemies.

Speaking at a meeting with commanders of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base in Tehran on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei described the base as “a very sensitive section” of the Armed Forces, which is on the front line of countering Iran’s enemies.

The Leader further emphasized the importance of efforts to boost the preparedness and capabilities of the air defense base and its personnel.

Elsewhere, the Leader rejected the possibility of a military conflict between Iran and enemies and said given the political calculations, there is no such possibility.

However, the country’s Armed Forces should remain vigilant and boost the capabilities of their forces and equipment day by day, Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say. 

The meeting was held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Back in February, Ayatollah Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.

“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on February 18.

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