Enemies’ Psychowar to Have No Effect on Iran’s Missile Power: DM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan shrugged off recent propaganda campaign waged by some Western states against the country’s missile power, saying that the enemies’ psychological warfare cannot undermine efforts to enhance the power.
Speaking in a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday held by the Defense Ministry to officially deliver 8 helicopters to civil and military organizations, Dehqan praised the country’s self-sufficiency in manufacturing military hardware and said the Islamic Republic is continuously progressing in all areas of defense, including the missile sector and modern technologies, whose aim is increasing the country's deterrence power.
“The psychological warfare and the propaganda campaign of the enemies have no effect on the dynamic, alive and growing process (of strengthening the country's defense power),” he added.
The defense minister also emphasized that the delivery of the 8 choppers to civil and military organizations is a sign of high capabilities of domestic experts and their resolve to supply the country’s needs.
Back in March, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired a number of advanced ballistic missiles with pin-point accuracy, which were followed by hue and cry in the West.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
In late March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the need for boosting Iran’s defense capabilities, warning that enemies are making use of every tool available to undermine the Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time that if the Islamic establishment seeks technology and negotiations but lacks defense might, it will have to buckle in the face of any weak country posing threats.