Armed Forces


The Armed Forces of Iran will have three main responsibilities, namely asserting the territorial integrity of the country, defending Iran against foreign aggression, and supporting the civil community in case of disasters (e.g. earthquakes, flooding). There shall be a single and integrated Armed Forces in Iran to fulfil the above objectives. This force would consist of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and would serve under a civilian minister of defense as a member of cabinet who reports to the parliament. The head of the country will be the ceremonial Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces of Iran should enjoy a high degree of popular legitimacy and credibility, with people regarding the armed forces as vanguard of democracy, in support of the constitution. Iran has launched no wars of choice in modern history, and its leadership in future adheres to a doctrine of "no first strike".

Iran's Armed Forces shall provide not only the most professional military training services, but also highly professional and confidential military and strategic advisory services and advice on weapon systems to the government. Iran has ratified and will adhere to the Biological weapons Convention of 1973 and 1997, and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) signed on 5 March 1970. According to the Iranian Constitution ratified in the parliament, there will be no foreign military bases in Iran.

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