Iran displayed S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system (VIDEO)

Politics Materials 17 April 2016 10:11 (UTC +04:00)

Iran displayed the first batch of S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system delivered by Russia recently during a ceremony to mark the National Army Day in Tehran, Press TV reported.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country's powerful Armed Forces are defending and safeguarding the country's national interests as well as geographical, political and cultural borders.

Addressing a ceremony on Sunday, Rouhani said, "If arrogant powers and their mercenaries in the region cannot have a covetous eye on the Islamic Republic, it is because of the country's powerful Armed Forces."

He added that Iran currently enjoys high security and stability in an insecure region due to its powerful Army.

Rouhani emphasized that Iran has both logic and hard power on its side, emphasizing that the country's diplomats and Armed Forces are pursuing the same objectives, which are based on national security, Iran's might and its stability and development.

Iran's latest defense achievements were showcased during nationwide parades on the National Army Day, which is held to commemorate the role played by the Iranian Armed Forces in maintaining security and stability of the country.

The ceremony is held every year in the vicinity of the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in the south of the capital.