Dec 16, 2018 13:24 UTC
  • Iran\'s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami
    Iran\'s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the US is using Iran's missile program as a pretext to pressure and weaken Tehran as Washington has been disappointed at the military option against Iran.

"Today, the enemies have grown disappointed at military threats and their emphasis on Iran's missiles are because of their despair. But we do know very well that we can never neglect the defense power even for one moment," General Hatami said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Sunday.

He added that the US and its allies wanted to use the terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria to hit a blow to the Islamic Revolution but Iran's supports for the legal governments in those countries foiled enemies' plots and created the resistance pivot.

Iran has taken great strides in production of different missiles despite the US sanctions.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said last Monday that Iran enjoyed the technology to widen the range of its missiles beyond the present 2,000km, but have no plan to increase the range as it sees no need.


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