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News number: 8809091473

17:38 | 2009-11-30

Defence

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Police Chief: Deterrence Main Component of Iran's Defense Policy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam on Monday underlined the deterrent nature of Iran's defense policy, saying that Tehran never envisages aggression in its interactions with the outside world.



"Basically, the organizing and equipping of the units is done based on deterrence (policies), and prevention of vulnerability and owning the power of destruction are considered as components of deterrence," Ahmadi Moqaddam said in a scientific-professional forum dubbed as 'Civil Defense in Police'.

He noted that civil defense aims to decrease the damage and increase the resistance and safety of the installations, and is regarded as unarmed defense.

Ahmadi Moqaddam also pointed out that today internet and computer hackers, who attack the intelligence and defensive systems, are enemy's main tool and weapon, and said proper defense and securing the systems are two of the main goals of civil defense.

Meantime, Head of Iran's civil defense organization General Gholam Reza Jalali cautioned in May that the nature of threats against the Islamic Republic has changed, underlining the significant role of civil defense in confrontation against such threats.

"Threats mostly do no have a merely military nature. Thus, we are required to find out how we can defend ourselves against these threats," he added, pointing to the enemy's cultural invasion against Iran.

Using advanced technologies may lead to a country's welfare or spark threats against that given country, "because hegemonic states are misusing such technologies as media and culture to threaten other states," Jalali pointed out.

"We must introduce and use the discourse of civil defense in all the different fields" and consider military operation as a constituent playing a supplementary role for civil defense," Jalali concluded.