TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the Islamic Republic has gained such a high level of defense power that it surprises the enemies in their decision-making.
“By employing new models in science and technology, we have detected the shortcomings in the defense sphere, and today we have reached a point that not only are we not surprised, but also we surprise the enemy at the decision-making stage and define strategies at will,” the Iranian minister said at a meeting of defense industry researchers, held in Tehran on Tuesday.
He also said that Iran’s geopolitical and geographic position necessitates gaining “power” for survival in the region.
“We ought to increase our power in all fields, particularly in defense,” the minister added.
Highlighting Iran’s progress in the defense sphere, Brigadier General Hatami said the technologies developed by the Defense Ministry are helping other domestic organizations, industries, knowledge-based companies and the private sector.
In remarks earlier this month, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the Islamic Republic has gained full self-sufficiency in the field of defense.
He also highlighted the effectual strategy to take advantage of Iranian knowledge-based companies for manufacturing defense equipment.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment.
Iran maintains that its military capabilities pose no threat to regional countries, stressing that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.