(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the defense doctrine of the Islamic Republic is based on the principle of effective and active deterrence and responds to any possible regional and trans-regional threats in the strongest possible terms.
Touching upon the missile power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dehghan said over the past three years in the field of missile defense, Iran has had serious and extensive quantitative and qualitative plans on the agenda and today Defense Ministry is able to offer a variety of ballistic and cruise missiles with high degradation and spotting accuracy designed and manufactured in the Ministry and supplied to the Armed Forces across the country.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to strengthen the defense base and no power will be able to negatively affect the will; the sanctions have not only been effective, but also increased a hundredfold our determination to reach complete self-defense in the strategic area," he added.
He underlined that the enemies have learned from the Imposed War that Iranian nation stands with courage and determination to defend its independence and territorial integrity and to regret every aggressor and threatening body.
General Dehghan emphasized that the strength of the Islamic Republic of Iran will serve the peace, stability and security in the region and to confront insecure agents, including ISIS Takfiri terrorist group.
Defense minister said that the enemy pretends that ISIS terrorists' move in Tehran is in line with its strategy to bring war to Iran, however, the complete destruction of the terrorists in Tehran, decisive blows to their plotters and directors by Iranian security and operational teams and the IRGC missile attacks, demonstrates that Iran's response to such actions are timely and destructive.