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February 02, 2013

Iran Unveils Homemade Jet

by VOA News

Iran has unveiled a domestically designed and built fighter jet.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday the Qaher 313 "carries the message of brotherhood, peace, and security." He said the jet "doesn't pose any threat to anyone."

The unveiling ceremony was carried on state television.

The Islamic republic is subject to an international arms embargo which prohibits it from buying new fighter jets and spare parts for its aging air force.

Iran is commemorating the 34th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, which replaced the U.S.-backed shah with an Islamic regime.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.