TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Iran has gained such great missile capabilities that enemies would not begin to contemplate attacking the country.
“Our missile power has reached a point that the enemies cannot decide to invade,” the senior officer said at a cultural ceremony on Thursday, held in commemoration of Brigadier General Hassan Tehrani-Moqaddam, known as the father of Iran's missile program, who was martyred in 2011.
Highlighting Iran’s success to acquire the technical expertise to produce missiles with solid fuel, Major General 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 further pointed to Iran’s assistance to its allies in the region, saying Syria, which once refused to supply more missiles to Iran during the Iraqi 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.
Elsewhere, he 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 global arrogance.
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 might poses no threat to the regional countries and is entirely based on deterrence.