TEHRAN (FNA) Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is decisive to increase the country’s defense budget, a commission member said here on Saturday.
Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh told FNA that the commission would start the overall study of the defense ministry’s draft budget on Sunday, reiterating that the commission seeks to increase Iran’s defense credits.
“The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission believes that it is bound to increase the country’s defense credits both in areas of hard and soft wares,” he said.
The lawmaker reminded that enemies and threats posed to the Islamic Republic are plentiful, and that according to the country’s 20-year vision plan, Iran should be the number one power in the region in all the different grounds, including accomplishment of defense infrastructures and defense technology as well as optimization and updating of equipment.
“Therefore, we should allocate a proper credit to the Ministry of Defense and Logistics of Armed Forces in order for it to play an effective role in accomplishing the abovementioned tasks,” the legislator underlined.