The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible
for guarding the independence and territorial integrity of the country,
as well as the order of the Islamic Republic.
The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran must
be an Islamic Army, i.e., committed to Islamic ideology and the people,
and must recruit into its service individuals who have faith in the objectives
of the Islamic Revolution and are devoted to the cause of realizing its
No foreigner will be accepted into the Army or
security forces of the country.
The establishment of any kind of foreign military
base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes, is forbidden.
In time of peace, the government must utilize
the personnel and technical equipment of the Army in relief operations,
and for educational and productive ends, and the Construction Jihad, while
fully observing the criteria of Islamic justice and ensuring that such
utilization does not harm the combat-readiness of the Army.
All forms of personal use of military vehicles,
equipment, and other means, as well as taking advantage of Army personnel
as personal servants and chauffeurs or in similar capacities, are forbidden.
Promotions in military rank and their withdrawal
take place in accordance with the law.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, organized
in the early days of the triumph of the Revolution, is to be maintained
so that it may continue in its role of guarding the Revolution and its
achievements. The scope of the duties of this Corps, and its areas of responsibility,
in relation to the duties and areas of responsibility of the other armed
forces, are to be determined by law, with emphasis on brotherly cooperation
and harmony among them.
In accordance with the noble Qur'anic verse: