The peacekeeping unit of the Iranian Army Ground Force is fully ready for UN missions in any part of the world, the Iranian Army's top Ground Force commander announced on Wednesday.
"The peacekeeping unit of the Army Ground Force is waiting for the relevant orders (by the UN) to be dispatched to the countries specified by the UN," Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with a number of foreign military attachés in Tehran on Tuesday night.
Stressing that Iran, like any other country, has formed a peacekeeping unit which enjoys a highly integrated structure, he stated that the Army's peacekeeping unit will be dispatched to the places and countries announced by the UN as soon as the Iranian foreign ministry communicates the relevant orders to the Army.
Meantime, Pourdastan rejected speculations that Iran intends to dispatch its peacekeeping unit to Bahrain.
For the second year in a row on the occasion of Military Day in Tehran, Iran has paraded a pair of M113 APCs specially marked and painted in UN peacekeeping colors.
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