2021-May-19 04:10
2021-April-29  16:24

DM Asks New Commander of Khatam Al-Anbia Base to Reinvigorate Air Defense Network

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in a message to new Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh called for further strengthening of the country's air defense network.

“Benefited from all its capacities and potentials of the defense industry, the Ministry of Defense is making a diligent effort to strengthen the country's air defense power,” General Hatami wrote.

"Relying upon the assistance of the God Almighty and under the wise guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution, you are expected to be the source of worthy and valuable services, like in the past, in preserving and protecting borders of Islamic Iran, creating a dramatic change to enhance the power of impenetrable defense of sky of Islamic Iran and strengthen the integrated air defense network of the country," he added.

General Hatami wished more success and prosperity for General Rahimzadeh in his new post.

Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces and Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a decree appointed Brigadier General Rahimzadeh as the new commander of Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

"Given the commitment, merit and valuable experiences and at the proposal of the Chief Commander of Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, you are appointed as the Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base," the Leader wrote in his decree on Wednesday.

"A synergistic and transformational approach for the impenetrable defense of the country's skies is expected from you by using the high capabilities and capacity of the Armed Forces and the country as well as strengthening integrated network system and controlling of the air defense," it added.

"I wish you evermore success and prosperity in the new position. Here, I seize this opportunity to express my thanks to the unsparing and valuable services of former commander of the Air Defense Base Major General Abdol Rahim Moussavi," the Leader said.