Almost impossible to counter Iran's unique missile: IRGC commander
Iran Press TV
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:38PM
A senior Iranian commander has revealed that the country is in possession of a 'unique' missile that is all but impossible to defend against.
"We have a unique ballistic missile, which might be owned only by the US and Russia; and countering this missile is almost impossible," Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said on Wednesday.
The commander further said that the IRGC is in possession of drones with a range of up to 3,000 kilometers and with reconnaissance and offensive capabilities.
Elsewhere, Salami said the US bases in the region are within the range of Iranian ballistic missiles, adding that the movements of foreign forces in the waters near Iran are under the close surveillance of the force.
"Each US airbase, whose aircraft have the capability to reach Iran's skies, as well as their aircraft carriers are within the range of Iran's precision and unique ballistic missiles and drones," Salami said.
"We monitor around the clock all movements [in] the Persian Gulf, the Oman Sea, part of the Indian Ocean, and anywhere that directly or indirectly concerns our national security," the Iranian commander said.
The monitoring is carried out by intelligence-security patrols, drones, modern radars, and highly complicated equipment of electronic warfare.
Back in August, Iran unveiled a new solid-fuel precision-guided missile named Fateh 313. The domestically-developed missile has a range of 500 kilometers.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.
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