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Defense minister: Airship to be unveiled, new missiles will be test-fired soon

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 24, IRNA -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday that Iran’s Armed Forces are to unveil an airship and test-fire new missiles within months.

Speaking to reporters at the end of a cabinet session, Vahidi said Iranian experts have become highly capable of manufacturing satellites and satellite launchers.

As to the issue of Iran raised during the third round of US presidential debate between President Barak Obama and his rival Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the defense minister said both the US government and its authorities have realized and repeatedly stated that they could not make any military attack against Iran.

The third and last round of US presidential debate was held on Monday.

"While campaigning for US presidency, candidates usually utter some words to please the Zionist lobby but it does not necessarily mean that they are capable of fulfilling those words," Vahidi stressed.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1030497

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