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Iran defense power conveying message of peace: Minister

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA -- Iran's defense power is for keeping the peace and security and sends out a message of peace and security, Iran's defense minister told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.

'Iran has been able to develop the desirable defense products, and the Defense Ministry, though it has been sanctioned for the past 40 years, has become self-sufficient in defense industry,' said Brigadier-General Amir Hatami.

Brigadier-General Hatami said that Iran is a big power in missile, radar, drones and armored vehicles.

'Iranian drones are flying long distances in different points without the slightest mistakes and annihilate their targets with great precision.'

'Iran is considered one of the biggest missile powers,' Iran's defense minister said.

He added that the inauguration of the production line of Kowsar fighter showed that Iranian engineers are highly capable and that sanctions are ineffective.

General Hatami also said that the strategy of the Ministry of Defense to update Iranian defensive equipment with using domestic capacities.

He added that Iran has become so strong that the Arrogance has no way except accepting it.

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