TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran carries such considerable clout in the region that it could not be ignored by the enemies.
Although the enemies take stances against Iran and meddle in issues relating to the Islamic Republic’s missile power, everybody knows that Iran has such great regional clout that it could not be eliminated, Larijani said in a meeting with members of a committee tasked with handling commemorative services marking the 40th anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Praising Iran’s self-sufficiency in the military industry and missile production, the speaker said the Sacred Defense -8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s- made the adversaries realize that they could not take action against the country.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threaten the country.
Earlier, Ayatollah Khamenei had 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,” the Leader said in February 2018.