Iran's Military Strength


Iranian Army soldiers march during Iran's Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran

Iranian military forces parade during Iran's defense week

Iran's Qadr 1 missile is displayed during a military parade to mark the beginning of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq in Tehran, Iran.


Iran's Army Day

Iranian Army camouflages soldiers march during Iran's Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)


Iran's Army Day

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) listens to an unidentified general as a missile passes during Iran's Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran.


MILITARY MANOEUVRES IN IRAN

An Iranian soldier shoots missiles during the third day of the military maneuvers at Sistan-Baluchestan province, east of city of Zahedan near the Pakistani border in Iran. (UPI Photo/Sajjad Safari/Iranian Student News Agency)



Small craft worry U.S. Navy in Persian Gulf

Small craft suspected to be from the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolutionary Guard Navy (IRGCN), maneuver aggressively in close proximity of the U.S. Navy Aegis-class cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), Aegis-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) and frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) in the Persian Gulf . All three ships were steaming in formation and had just completed a routine Strait of Hormuz transit. Coalition vessels, including U.S. Navy ships, routinely operate in the vicinity of both Islamic Republic of Iran Navy and IRGCN vessels and aircraft, without incident. (Photo/US Navy)

President Ahmadinejad during unveil ceremony of rocket

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) and other government officials are underneath the Simorgh home-built satellite rocket during the unveiling ceremony in Tehran, Iran on February 3, 2010. Iran on Wednesday successfully tested a new satellite rocket named Kavoshgar 3. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also unveiled Wednesday the new domestically produced carrier engine Simorq, which can take a 100-kilogram satellite into orbit.

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Iran's Army Day

An Iranian paratrooper lands during Iran's Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)


IRAN PARADE CEREMONY MARKING START OF IRAN-IRAQ WAR

An Iranian Revolutionary guard patrols during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the outset of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that renewed United Nations Security Council resolutions and sanctions against Iran would not work. (Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)


IRAN TEST FIRES SHAHAB-3 MISSILES

Iranian missiles are launched during a military maneuver dubbed "al-Tasoul al-Aazam," or Greater Prophet, in a desert near the holy city of Qom 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Tehran. During the 10-day maneuvers across several parts of Iranian territory, the Gulf waters, and the Sea of Oman, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards will test long-range Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 ballistic missiles carrying cluster heads and new types of torpedoes fired by submarines and military vessels. The Iranian exercises follow similar maneuvers in Gulf waters by the United States and five other countries which are said to be aimed at blocking possible nuclear proliferation. (UPI Photo/Mehr News Agency/Sajjad Safari)
 
 
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