Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said promotion of the country’s missile power is a top priority of his ministry.
Ahlulbayt News Agency: Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said promotion of the country’s missile power is a top priority of his ministry.
“The missile industry has made great strides in the field of manufacturing surface-to-surface and armor-piercing projectiles that in turn served to further invigorate the country’s ground battle prowess,” Hatami said on Tuesday, stressing that the ministry has focused on further reinforcing of missile capability.
He pointed to the advancement of the country’s prowess in the fields of air defense and aerial, naval, and ground battle as the ministry’s other priorities.
Hatami said that despite the US illegal sanctions, the defense industry had been able to contribute know-how to the civilian sector, including the auto, oil, petrochemical, rail, telecommunications, and mining industries.
“We have been trying to deploy all the capacities on the national arena toward the creation of maximum power,” he went on to say.
In relevant remarks in March, Brigadier General Hamati underscored the country's determination to develop missile power and capabilities despite all pressures and sanctions.
Iran will continue to boost its defense and missile capabilities with utmost power, Hatami said, addressing a virtual meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Defense on Thursday March 18.
He noted that Iran made significant progress in the defense industry in the current year despite all restrictions.
General Hatami said Iran has managed to reach its objectives in all defense areas during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20) despite the enmities of the Islamic Republic’s adversaries.
He also highlighted the “significant” progresses made in Iran’s defense industry in the current year in spite of all restrictions and problems.
Noting that hostilities against Iran in strategic areas will continue, he added, “In regional fields and the (country’s) defense and missile power… we will continue moving towards great objectives with all our power.”
The Defense Minister also referred to the US' so-called maximum pressure policy, and said, “This year, the US government, led by Donald Trump, did its best to put maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic; however, in the end, it was Trump who was put aside from power.”
Referring to regional and international developments, including the assassination of Iran's anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and the Iranian Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, General Hatami noted that many of the plots to sow insecurity and chaos in the region are in fact aimed at overcoming the Islamic Republic of Iran.
But the conspiracies of the enemies will eventually fail, he stressed.
“We thank God that we were able to achieve our goals and priorities in all areas of defense,” he maintained.