Iran Mobilizes 110,000 Policemen to Guarantee NAM Security
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran is fully capable of ensuring security of the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan stressed, adding that the Iranian Law Enforcement Force has mobilized 110,000 policemen to protect the summit.
Radan made the remarks at the start of police security drills here in Tehran on Saturday.
Radan announced that 110,000 policemen on 2900 cars and 2500 motorcycles will be in charge of the security of the NAM summit in Tehran in the next few days.
He added that the police have set up 14 committees and two headquarters to protect participants and the capital, Tehran, as the host city.
Radan also announced that police have erected 360 checkpoints in the capital, 200 of them are under the command of police headquarters and the remaining 160 posts are controlled by Basij (volunteer) units.
Iran's police and security forces staged massive drills Saturday morning to exercise the plans and measures adopted to boost the country's security during the NAM summit in Tehran in the coming days.
During the drills held at Imam Khomeini's mausoleum South of Tehran on Saturday, the Iranian law enforcement and security forces officially started the operational phase of the countrywide plan for the security of the NAM summit.
Senior commanders of the Iranian Law Enforcement Police, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and officials from the Interior Ministry's Security and Law Enforcement Department monitored the drills from the command-and-control center.
The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.
NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.