Missile Capabilities to Expand

Missile Capabilities to ExpandMissile Capabilities to Expand

Commander of the Armed Forces Major General Ataollah Salehi said Iran will enhance its missile capabilities despite US-led efforts to curb them.

The US government imposed fresh sanctions on Iran over its missile activities, a day after Tehran and the West agreed to implement a nuclear accord, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Washington argued that Iran’s missile activities violated a UN Security Council resolution that bars the Islamic Republic from developing missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads. Tehran denies having such an intention and thus new sanctions are illegal, which also breach the JCPOA.

On Thursday, Salehi said, “We are neither paying any attention to the resolutions against Iran, nor implementing them,” Press TV reported.

“We are doing our job and our missile program for the future will be stronger and more precise,” he told reporters in Tehran. “This is not a breach of the JCPOA.” The army chief said Iran’s weapons present no threat to friendly and neighboring countries. “They are rather a threat to the enemies of this establishment. Israel should fully realize the meaning of this concept,” he said.