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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A ranking Iranian military official said the Army is fully prepared to help the medical society in the battle with the coronavirus pandemic and participate in biological defense activities.

In a visit to a military medical university on Wednesday, Deputy Chief of Iran’s Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari gave an assurance that the Army’s health and medical systems are fully prepared to serve the people and take measures related to biological defense.

Hailing the Army’s good handling of the situation after the outbreak of the coronavirus, he said the Army has done its utmost to assist the medical society in the fight against the viral disease.

All Iranian Armed Forces, including the Army, are ready to combat any threat to the people of Iran, the commander added.

The administration of President Hassan Rouhani has repeatedly praised the country’s Armed Force for the great assistance they have been providing for the medical society in the fight against COVID-19.

The Army, the IRGC and Basij have greatly contributed to the countrywide plans to help the medical staff and have expressed readiness to stand by the health society in protecting the lives of people.