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Iranian champions to be exempted from military service

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei agreed that all the Iranian athletes that receive colorful medals in world or Asian competitions be exempted from military service.

The athletes that rank first, second, or third in the Olympics, world competitions, Asian competitions will be exempted from military service, according to an announcement issued by the public relations office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday.

The previous law only included some of the aforementioned ranks: first, second, or third in Olympic Games, first and second in world competitions, first in Asian games.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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