Jan 17, 2021 06:28 UTC
  • Parliament speaker hails Iran’s growing deterrence power

Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf hailed the country’s show of deterrence power during IRGC military drills in central Iran.

According to Tasnim news agency, expressing his delight by the increasing deterrence power of the Islamic Republic in a Twitter post, Qalibaf derided those who would consider a surprise the production of powerful missiles by Iranian forces.

“We are proud of people like martyr Tehrani Moghaddam, General Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, and all those who by creating power, increase Iran’s deterrence,” he added, referring to some of the figures who helped advance Iran’s missile industry.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday started massive military drills in central Iran, testing the latest ballistic missiles and combat drones.

The first round of the drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, was held with mass launches of ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and operations by combat bomber drones.

Missiles of Zulfaqar, Zelzal, and Dezful classes were fired at the targets during the Friday drills.

The IRGC military exercises started shortly after the Iranian Navy finished its naval drills in the country's strategic southern waters.