Several squadrons of Iranian Air Force fighter jets exercised different aerial tactics over Tehran on Monday morning in preparations for the National Army Day parades due to be held on April 18.
Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to respond to any possible threat against the Islamic Republic with firm and strong reaction.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that his ministry plans to design and build more state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile systems in the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2014)
Ali Larijani called on the Pakistani officials to double their efforts to release the 5th Iranian border guard who was abducted by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group in February and kept hostage despite the freedom of his other four colleagues.
A senior Iranian lawmaker said Friday that the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group has handed over the Iranian border guards it had abducted in February to the Islamic Republic’s liaison official in Pakistan, but noted that the number of the released soldiers is 4, not 5.
Speaking to FNA on Tuesday, General Sharif pointed to Israel's unsuccessful test as well as the yesterday malfunctioning of Iron Dome, and said, "This showed that Iron Dome is not only unable to provide security for the (Israeli) occupiers, but the system itself poses a serious threat to the Zionists."
"Initially, Iran’s approach is to follow up the issue through legal channels and if no proper response is obtained, the terrorist group's hideout will be the next target and they will receive a severe and firm response,” Sobhani-Nia told reporters on Tuesday.