Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised the country’s military might in the face of foreign threats and its self-sufficiency in defense sector, saying the Islamic Republic can mass produce ballistic missiles with any range and destructive power.
Addressing a large congregation of worshippers in the central city of Isfahan on Friday, Brigadier General Dehqan said Iranian Armed Forces have become so powerful that they can prevent and repel any act of aggression against the country.
“Our country’s defense industries in all fields of sea, air, land, air defense and etc. have numerous capabilities and can respond to any (foreign) threats,” he noted.
The defense minister further pointed to Iran’s capability to mass produce long-range missiles, saying that the country is able to manufacture ballistic missiles with any range and destructive power.
He went on to say that such capabilities have made Iran reach “a level of deterrent power” that no foreign country can take action against it.
Earlier on Sunday, an exhibition of the Defense Ministry’s recent achievements was held in Tehran with President Hassan Rouhani in attendance.
Various military hardware, including Bavar-373 long-range air defense missile system, which has been designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, was put on display during the exhibition.
Iranian military technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.