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Publish Date: 14:32 - 27 December 2014
Tehran, YJC.The Iranian Army’s current military exercises are merely geared to maintaining and boosting the country’s defense capabilities and combat preparedness, a top commander said.

Iran is conducting the exercises "not that the country has felt a threat,” but rather simply to improve the Army’s capabilities, said Air Force Spokesman Brigadier General Amir Hossein Chitforoush.

Chitforoush noted that the Iranian army is upgrading its defense potential, so that it will be able to maintain its preparedness in the face of any potential threat.

He further asserted that the army drills involve domestically-developed and renovated military equipment, including aircraft, missiles and vessels.

The Iranian Army launched a massive series of military drills in 6 days code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (Mohammad, the Messenger of God) in the country’s south on Thursday to display the Islamic Republic’s military prowess.

On Friday, various units of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces, various sorts of defense systems, including newly-developed ones that had been produced domestically, were tested.

Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base backs the joint drills by Iranian Army’s ground, naval, and air forces.

The Islamic Republic or Iran has frequently stated that its military power with pose no threat at other countries, asserting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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