|Iran has turned into an influential global power: general||
TEHRAN – A senior military advisor to the Supreme Leader said on Sunday that Iran has emerged as an influential power in the world by possessing missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers.
Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, the former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, made the remarks on the sidelines of a military parade marking the Sacred Defense Week.
Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, launched a massive war against Iran on September 22, 1980. Iran’s resistance against the invading Saddam Army is commemorated as “sacred defense”.
General Rahim-Safavi went on to say that “Iran’s security strategy in the sensitive region of West Asia is (promotion of) peace based on justice.”
He added Iran which has acquired an effective deterrent power will never initiate war against any country.
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