TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned of hostile plots hatched by enemies to undermine the country’s military capabilities through an economic war.
Addressing an academic event in Tehran on Monday, General Hatami said the “hegemonic system” has zeroed in on a plan to damage Iran’s clout.
The enemies have waged a full-fledged economic war on Iran in order to harm the core of the Islamic Republic’s Establishment and its defense power, he warned.
The minister cautioned that the pivotal objectives pursued by the enemies are to foment distrust and disappointment in Iran and weaken its defense capabilities.
He also highlighted the role that the experts and researchers of the defense industry play in thwarting the hostile plots by developing advanced technologies.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.
“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in February.