Iran’s Deputy Commander of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Dadras said Iranian defense budget is not sufficient given the current foreign threats to the country.
“Among 16 countries in our region, Iran ranks 15 in terms of its defense budget,” Gen. Dadras said. He added, however, that the country's military capabilities are still acceptable. (Mehr News Agency, 5 July)
Fars News Agency reported on 12 May that the Majlis, Iranian parliament, had approved $5 billion for national defense annual budget.
File photo: The production facility of Iranian UCAV, Karrar (IRNA)