Jan 23, 2020 13:51 UTC
  • Iran stands ready to counter any threat with quality defensive arms: Hatami

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic is determined to respond to any possible threat with its quality defensive weapons.

“Timely response requires the power that today the Islamic Republic possesses all the elements of power and necessary will to respond to any aggressor, and will counter any threat at any level with quality defensive weapons,” the minister said on Thursday.

Hatami said that Iran’s military equipment have been designed and produced in accordance with required domestic standards. 

Hatami described Iran’s recent missile attack on a US military airbase in Iraq, which was carried out in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, as a measure meant to meet public demands.

“The hard slap in the face from the (Iranian) Armed Forces in targeting the Americans’ base was given at the highest level of standards in terms of the timing, quality and accuracy of the missiles in pin-point targeting,” the minister said, adding, the effect of this slap “will remain in history.”