Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic’s armed forces have improved the quality of strategic defense equipment.
In a ceremony, the Iranian DM stressed that all plots and conspiracies of the enemies against the Islamic Republic have failed, noting that their main goal is to weaken Iran through sanctions and to reduce its missile programs.
“Arrogant powers resorted to all tools such as the imposed war, cruel sanctions, and finally the assassination of Iranian scientists so as to achieve their sinister goals of creating a barrier against the growth of the Islamic Revolution in the region and the world,” Hatami was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
“Military authority and defense power in the Islamic Republic are important factors due to the geopolitical and strategic position of Iran as well as the existence of numerous fuel resources, therefore the country’s military power in the region must be increased day by day,” he added.
He praised the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran saying it has been among the best armies in the world.
“We increase the deterrent power of the country through improving the quality of our strategic defense equipment, speeding up the Time to Market (TTM) of the products and reducing the production costs.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, he hailed the role of Martyr General Suleimani in maintaining the security of the region.
“The enemies sought to dominate the region through creating ISIL terrorists, however, the martyred commander thwarted the enemies’ sinister plots by creating unity and cohesion in the region,” he said.
Source: Iranian media