Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the hostile attempts to hinder Iran’s progress in military industry have backfired and even helped the country speed up development in this field.
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.