Its a double celebration in Iran, only days apart for the Army and Sepah, so lets have a word on those forces today. The classical approach to realistic international relations defines power in terms of military capabilities.
Traditionally, this concept places a high value on states reliance primarily on military force for maintaining their independence. Iran, like any other player in the chaotic international system, strives to maximize its military power in order to preserve its survival.
For this purpose and to offset the problems imposed by the arms embargo since 1979, the country has embarked on different methods, including developing asymmetrical defense capability and relying on its allies to preserve its status as a major military player in West Asia.