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Guards Commander Scorns Sanctions By West

June 30 2011


A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says Western sanctions have not hurt Tehran's military advancements, reports Xinhua, China's state-based news agency.

The campaign has made Iran "more proficient, conscious and determined," and "made the armed forces more effective in the battlefield," Aerospace Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Wednesday.

The commander hailed Iran's progress, saying military experts have blended the capabilities of the new...

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