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Iran's missile program will proceed according to approved plans: defense minister

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 21 August 2017 / 11:04

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's new defense minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami emphasized that Islamic Republic of Iran's missile program will proceed according to the approved plans.

General Hatami made the remarks during the speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the first cabinet meeting of the newly-formed Iranian government.

In response to a question about some foreign countries' pressure on Iran to stop its missile program, he added, "such activities would not be affected by any type of pressure".

The Iranian defense minister vowed to continue activities related to the country's defense industry with utmost power and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will not allow any suspension in the work of the defense ministry even for one day.

"The enemy is stationed in the region, brings weapons to the region and tries to damage the country's defensive might, but we have set objectives in our plan to counter the move," he added.

The Iranian general also hailed achievements made in both missile and defense industry sectors and stressed that this trend should continue.

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