Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari praised the Armed Forces for their industrious efforts which have led the country towards self-sufficiency in procurement of weapons and military equipment, and described Iran as a great power in the region.

“Before the (Islamic) Revolution, building equipment, providing training and decision-making about Iran’s Armed Forces were all fulfilled by the foreigners but today, the brave sons of the Islamic Iran have reached self-sufficiency in supplying equipment, training and other activities related to decision-making in the military field,” Sayyari said in Tehran on Friday night.

He underlined Iran’s power and clout in the region, and said, “No one in the region can think and make a decision without Iran’s contribution and partnership.”