Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The chief conscription officer of the Iranian armed forces, Brigadier General Moussa Kamali said that the mandatory military service is to increase by 3 months to 24 months from March 21, 2015.
In the case of being married, the term will be cut down by three months, Kamali said, Iran 's Mehr news agency reported Sept. 30.
He went on to add that the mandatory military service of the married soldiers also is to be reduced by three months for each child. The decision was made in line with the Islamic Republic's policy to encourage population growth, Kamali said.
The military service will be cut by three months in operational areas and by two months in underprivileged areas, he underlined.
In Iran, military service is mandatory for all males at the age of 18, however those who attend college immediately after high school can postpone military service.
Men who do not serve in the military or have not been exempted are ineligible for government jobs and typically are not hired for high-paying jobs. They also cannot apply for a passport.
Edited by CN