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Iran Will Never Negotiate Missile Power

Iran Will Never Negotiate Missile PowerIran Will Never Negotiate Missile Power

A senior official of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps reiterated Iran's policy on its military capabilities, saying the Islamic Republic will never hold talks with foreign countries about its missile power.

"Our defense and missile might guarantees our security, independence and diplomatic power and we would never negotiate the issue," Deputy IRGC Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a televised interview on Saturday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Salami pointed to the country's missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers and said Iran has not extended the range of its missiles not due to technological constraints but based on its strategies.

The commander warned, however, that if European countries seek to interfere in Iran's defense affairs, the country would increase the range of its missiles.

Iran has always stressed that its military might and missile tests are related to the defense of its territorial integrity and has nothing to do with the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

The country has also underscored that its military might poses no threat to other countries and that the Islamic Republic's defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

Last month, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a gathering of Army officers that efforts to boost Iran's military power are not negotiable.

"The adversaries are opposed to the enhancement of Iran's power in the region and beyond, because such power constitutes the "strategic depth of the Islamic establishment", Ayatollah Khamenei said.

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