Commander: Iran air defense watchful on NE threats
Iran's air defense is fully geared up to defend the country against potential threats at the northeastern borders, Colonel Abdollah Reshadian, commander of northeastern Iran's air defense, said, Press TV reported.
"The country's air defense, including that of the northeastern region, is at high readiness to counter any potential enemy threat," Reshadian told.
The advanced missile sites of the northeastern air defense monitor all the activities of foreign forces and they are able to target any enemy aircraft which may invade the country's territories, even far away from Iran's borders, he added.
Reshadi pointed to the sensitivity of the northeastern region due to its proximity to Afghanistan and Turkmenistan and the presence of foreign forces in those countries and insisted that because of such conditions Iran pays special attention to enhancement of its air defense capabilities in that region.
The US troops deployed in Afghanistan since October 2001. Insecurity is on the rise in Iran's northeastern neighbor despite the presence of nearly 150,000 US-led forces there.