Iran slammed the new psychological war waged by the outgoing US administration against Tehran, warning that the country will strongly defend its interests in case of any miscalculations by the United States in the region.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country’s defense ties with Iran, saying Moscow respects international law and gives priority to regional peace in its military cooperation with Tehran.
Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Baqeri said Sunday defense cooperation between Iran and Iraq will improve security in the face of US efforts to “redeploy terrorists” in the region.
Iran’s defense minister said the latest round of US sanctions, which targets Iran’s financial sector and major banks, is aimed at blocking the country’s exports, but will not have any effect on the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the US goal behind the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was to prevent further humiliation in the eyes of its regional allies.
Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited Tehran where he held “very fruitful” talks with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami, saying they exchanged views on regional security and bilateral ties.
Iran’s defense industries have the capacity to export billions of dollars of military equipment after the expiring arms embargo is lifted in October based on the 2015 nuclear deal, said the Head of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization.