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Majlis commission says country's defense posture should be strengthened

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 1, IRNA -- Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in an extraordinary session on Wednesday stressed the importance of providing all-out support to strengthen the country's defense vigor and might.

Improving relations with the neighboring countries and paying attention to the regional capacities by diplomatic activities were also among the important issues reviewed at today's session, spokesman for the Majlis Commission told IRNA.

Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini said the Commission's extraordinary session also reviewed the latest developments in US, the recent measures taken by the new US President Donald Trump and the US and certain Western countries' inopportune reactions to the Islamic Republic's achievements in defense and missile areas.

Deputies ministers of foreign affairs, defense and intelligence as well as officials from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force were present in the commission session, the lawmaker added.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will go ahead strongly and with full capability to promote its missile, military and defense bases in order to upgrade the level of defense might in the country," the parliamentarian stressed.

Iran's missile and defense successes are not any other countries' business, said Naqavi-Hosseini, adding those achievements are not negotiable, and Iran will not let any one meddle in the area.

He further stressed that the defense and missile achievements in the country are not against the United Nations (UN) Security Council's resolutions.

He went on to say that today's commission session also discussed the US relations with China, European Union (EU), Russia and the countries in the Middle East region.

About the US visa ban of citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, to the United States, the lawmaker noted the move was against the US claims on democracy, freedom and human rights.

Today's session also concluded that the US should wait for its collapse soon as the country is facing crises inside the country and should pay for them, he stressed.

To support the missile development in the country, a statement is to be issued by the parliament, the spokesman announced, adding the signatures of the parliamentarians are being collected for the statement.


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