Iran: "Ready to repel any agression"

As Iran marks its annual Army Day, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given a speech at a military parade in the country’s capital, Tehran. Ha said his country is ready to repel any aggression.

The country now possesses advanced military equipment, despite long-term sanctions on arms supplies introduced by some Western countries.

Ahmadinejad praised Iranian scientists for their work, and said the country's armed forces are now self-sufficient.

He also mentioned that Iran stands for peace and stability in the region and is ready to cooperate with any other nation except for the “imposturous Israeli regime”.