Top General Highlights Iran's Missile Power

Top General Highlights Iran's Missile PowerTop General Highlights Iran's Missile Power

Iran has gained such great missile capabilities that enemies would not contemplate attacking the country, said the chairman of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

"Our missile power has reached a point where the enemies cannot decide to invade," Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri also said at a ceremony held on Thursday to commemorate Lieutenant General Hassan Tehrani-Moqaddam, known as the father of Iran's missile program, who was martyred in 2011, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Highlighting Iran's success to acquire the technical expertise to produce missiles with solid fuel, Baqeri said Iran's progress in the missile industry was so rapid that none of the modern anti-missile systems could defeat the Iranian projectiles in terms of speed, power and precision.

He also warned the "insane" Zionist regime of Israel that a war against the Islamic Republic of Iran will not have an end, until the enemies concede defeat in a humiliated manner.

The top commander pointed to Iran's assistance to its allies in the region and said Syria, which once refused to supply more missiles to Iran during the Iraq-imposed war in the 1980s, enjoyed the missile industries that Iran set up in the city of Aleppo later.

The missiles manufactured in Aleppo were used against the Tel Aviv regime in the 33-day war, the general added, referring to an Israeli war against Lebanon in the summer of 2006.

The general assured neighboring countries that Iran's missile power is only for defending its interests, saying Tehran takes pride in helping the oppressed in the face of terrorist groups and the arrogant world powers.

"Iran's help for Lebanon's Hezbollah, as in the missile industry, is part of that strategy," he explained.

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 strength poses no threat to the regional countries and is entirely based on deterrence.


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