Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the country’s technical capacity to fulfill its needs for military equipment, stressing that there is no limitation to improvement of the quality and range of homegrown missiles.
“Our missiles have the highest destructive power and enjoy high accuracy, durability and reliable tactical status, and we face no limitation on the range, accuracy and quality of the products,” the senior general said in address to Friday prayers worshippers in Tehran.
He also underlined that Iran has gained such high level of defense power that it can combat any threat against the nation.
By employing local experts, Iran’s defense industry is capable of fulfilling demands for all military equipment, he added.
As regards Iran’s progress in the space sphere, the minister pointed to the launch of satellites as heavy as 500kg into the orbit, which he said would satisfy local needs for positioning data.
He further reaffirmed Iran’s support for its allies, saying the anti-Israel axis of resistance fulfills the bulk of its needs using Iran’s defense capabilities.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
In late March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the need for boosting Iran’s defense capabilities, warning that enemies are making use of every tool available to undermine the Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time that if the Islamic establishment seeks technology and negotiations but lacks defense might, it will have to buckle in the face of any weak country posing threats.
In March, the IRGC test-fired two types of Qadr ballistic missiles during the large-scale drills, codenamed “Might of Velayat”.
The two ballistic missiles, Qadr-H and Qadr-F, were launched from the heights of East Alborz Mountains, north of Iran, and hit targets on the Makran coasts, southeast of the country.