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Commander: Iran Monitoring US Army Moves Closely
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian army is very closely monitoring all US military moves at its eastern and western borders, a senior Iranian commander said Sunday, reiterating preparedness of the Iranian Army to confront aggressors.

Iran to Display 140 Military Planes in Giant Air Show
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Army Air Force plans to display 13 types of its operating aircrafts during military parades to be staged on the occasion the Army Day next week. ( 19:19:40 - 2009/04/13)

Minister Highlights Flexibility of Iranian Defense Industry
TEHRNA (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Monday that his ministry is seeking to make the country's defense industries flexible and agile through forming small cells within a massive network. ( 16:37:22 - 2009/04/13)

Commander: Iran Mulling Military Buildup in High Seas
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi said on Sunday that Iran plans to have an active presence overseas. ( 18:45:34 - 2009/04/12)

Iran, Pakistan to Boost Defense Ties
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad and Pakistani Air Force Commander stressed increasing cooperation between the two states in the field of defense. ( 14:54:31 - 2009/04/12)

Commander Announces Change in Iran's Military Doctrine
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander said that the country's Army has changed its doctrine both in theory and in equipment. ( 17:11:35 - 2009/04/11)

Iran to Manufacture Giant Destroyer, Advanced Submarines
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to manufacture the largest destroyer and the most advanced submarines in the region, a senior Iranian commander said on Friday, adding that the army is also due to start mass production of new series of fighter jets in the current year. ( 19:25:50 - 2009/04/10)

Commander Highlights Readiness of Iran's Air Defense
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian air defense base will be the first unit to confront an enemy attack on Iran, a senior Iranian military commander said Sunday, warning enemies that any aggression against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a crushing response. ( 18:45:57 - 2009/04/05)

Commander: US Unable to Confront Iran's Defensive Strategy
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander termed US inability to confront Tehran's defensive strategy a major cause of the new US administration's policy of change. ( 15:12:56 - 2009/04/04)

Official: Russia Has No Plan to Supply Iran with S-300
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Russian official said Moscow is not planning to provide Tehran with S-300 air defense systems despite previous reports. ( 13:31:47 - 2009/03/26)

US Lawmaker Dismisses Washington's Claim about Iran's Missile Threat
TEHRAN (FNA)- A candidate for a top nonproliferation post in the Obama administration played down today the threat from Iran's long-range missile program as a reason to build a European missile defense system, describing Washington's claim on Iran's missile program as mere exaggeration. ( 18:56:35 - 2009/03/24)

Iran's Air Force Rejects Crash Reports
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Air Force rejected reports claiming that one of its fighter jets has crashed at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport. ( 14:06:43 - 2009/03/15)

IRGC Starts Production of Quick Reaction Tanks
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has started manufacturing a quick reaction tank named "Tosan", a senior Iranian military official said here Saturday. ( 19:17:13 - 2009/03/14)

IRGC Commander Dismisses Major Military Threats against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari Thursday dismissed possibility for major military operations against Iran as feckless, but meantime said that Tehran would never give up considering contingencies. ( 19:45:10 - 2009/03/12)

Commander: US Democrats Wary of Iran Attack Costs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said here on Tuesday that the US Democrats share the warmongering attitudes of the Republicans, but they may not attack Iran as they are well informed of the dearly costs of such a move. ( 18:23:10 - 2009/03/10)

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