DM: Iran’s Military Progress Not Bound by Any Resolution
- August, 21, 2015 - 16:18
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan made it clear on Friday that the country will continue to bolster its defense capabilities irrespective of comments by outsiders, warning the enemies that any wrong move will trigger Tehran’s crushing response.
Iran will make headway on the path of military progress given its needs and the foreign threats, and no resolution or tribune would be able to obstruct Iran’s path, Dehqan said in a gathering of worshippers in Tehran on Friday.
The minister also dismissed the notion that the finalized text of a nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) has put restrictions on Tehran’s military program.
“The enemies should know that if they seek to take action against the Islamic Republic of Iran, they will face a crushing response that would make them regret,” the general further cautioned.
While Iran and the six world powers finalized the text of a lasting agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program on July 14, Iranian officials have time and again noted that the country’s military capabilities would not be affected by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or a resolution that the United Nations Security Council passed later to endorse the JCPOA.
President Hassan Rouhani gave an assurance in early August that the 159-page nuclear deal would not put any restrictions on the country’s defense capabilities or undermine its national security.
“The implementation of this deal (JCPOA) and this resolution (UNSC Resolution 2231) not only would not cause any problem for (Iran’s) defense power and national security, but the arms embargos (against Iran) have turned into limitations in the very same resolution,” he stressed.