Iranian Defense Minister Briefs MPs on Latest Military Achievements

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami attended a parliamentary session on Monday, briefing the lawmakers on the latest achievements of the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces in the defense sector.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, MP Abolfazl Aboutorabi said Brigadier General Hatami attended a closed session of the parliament on the occasion of the National Day of Defense Industry, which will be marked on August 22.

During the meeting, the defense minister briefed the lawmakers on the latest achievements of his ministry in boosting the country’s defense power, he said.

According to the spokesman for the presiding board of the parliament, Behrouz Nemati, Brigadier General Hatami expounded on the country’s new missiles, combat aircraft, drones and various destroyers that are currently in service. 

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

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.

Back in February, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei 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,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on February 18.

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