Iran navy official rejects effect of sanctions on border security
Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that sanctions have no effect on security of Iran's borders.
Iran Press/Iran news: Speaking on the sidelines of a local ceremony on Saturday, Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said: "those who claim that the imposition of new sanctions will insecure Iran’s borders are wrong and are talking nonsense."
By saying that security is held on Iran's borders, Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army added, it is not unlikely that an incident happens over time, however, the security of the borders in Iran is much better than those of other regional countries, Iran Press reported.
Pointing out to the effects of US sanctions on Iran’s maritime industry, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said: “the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been subject to sanctions since February 11, 1979, and maybe even earlier.”
Also, on Nov. 06, Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army said that all military and defence systems used by the Iranian Army are manufactured at home by Iranian experts.
Referring to Iran’s progress in the maritime sector, Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army said, in the near future, Iranian frigate Sahand and Fateh-class submarine will join Iran navy fleet.
On Aug. 02, the Iranian army's ground force commander, Brigadier General Kiumars Heidari, said there is no threat against Iran's borders .
On November 5, the U.S. administration announced the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran which had been lifted under the terms of a landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the country, the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the European Union in 2015.