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US intelligence service closely monitors Iran's missile might: Hajizadeh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 10, IRNA -- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Thursday that the US intelligence service is now closely monitoring Iran's missile program.

After implementation of the Joint comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the US intelligence force is now focused on Iran's missile might, the commander said.

The commander also defined consequences of the missiles fired during 'Velayat strength' war game.

The Americans seek to weaken Iran's defensive might through propagation, he said.

'Before Iran's nuclear dossier, there were a number of war games in the country but there was no sign of such propagation but now and after the implementation of the JCOA, the US intelligence forces have focused on Iran's nuclear might.'

The enemy tries to prevent increase of Iran's military might and they wish to turn Iran something similar to the countries such as Iraq, Syria and Yemen, he said.

Iran never and under no circumstances is to wage any war with others but is to increase its security through development of defensive systems such as missiles, he said.

'When Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen, they assumed that the country has been weakened,' he said, adding, 'If we become weak, we will be deprived of tranquility and security and the US hue and cry is for the same reason.'

'Iran regards the US and the Zionist regime as its enemies and we never trusts the US,' he added.

'We do not need to trigger to demolish Zionist regime and in case of any aggression, they will be given a crushing response but the path of Zionists will bring them annihilation within inside,' he said.

'In the event of any military attack on us, we not only defend ourselves but also will tit for tat with various means such as our missiles,' he said.

Test fires of the Iranian Missiles has nothing to do with the JCPOA, said the commander, adding that Iran's foreign ministry has sent letters in response to the resolutions and Iran never accepted such resolutions because we regard missile test fires as our red-line.

Iran used various range of missiles in this military war game, said the commander.

In this war game various range of missiles were fired from different geographic locations nationwide, he said, adding that some of these missiles carry one ton of TNT and some of them could carry 24 warheads which could destroy a- two kilometer district.

One type of these missiles can hit targets two thousands kilometer away within 12 to 13 minutes, he said.

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