Friday, August 21, 2015
Pres Hussein Obama's BFF Iran to produce ballistic missiles in all ranges- Defense Minister
Pres Hussein Obama's BFF Iran to produce ballistic missiles in all ranges- Defense Minister. (Taz).
Iran's Defense Minister said that Iran would produce ballistic missiles in all ranges.
Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan said that "our missile producing program continues based on Iran's defense needs as well as threats", Mehr News Agency reported August 21.
He said that the US and Zionism's (Israel) threats and plot over Iran has been continuing as in past.
He added that Iran's military doctrine in both structure and is equipment fields is totally passive defense and Iran dose not intend to intervene in any country, however the country will respond to any intervention by “determinative and regretting action” from air, land and sea.
Dehgan said the military sphere in Iran is totally domestic and Iran has no need of foreign help or technology in this regard, especially in designing and producing defense systems.
His statement comes after an IRGC commander announced Aug.21 that Iran will continue producing long-range ballistic missiles.
RGC Aerospace Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced Aug.21 that a huge ballistic missile exercise would be carried out in the near future, Fars News Agency reported.
According to the report, there have been rumors that the IRGC has stopped developing ballistic missiles, or the tests have been halted, or Iran's military program has been compromised (in nuclear talks), but the IRGC has been keeping its activities the same as in the past.
Hajizadeh said that the IRGC has achieved "great progress" over the past two years.
UNSCR 2231: Iran "Called Upon Not To Undertake Any Activity Related To Ballistic Missiles"
UNSCR 2231 states, "Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology, until the date eight years after the JCPOA Adoption Day or until the date on which the IAEA submits a report confirming the Broader Conclusion, whichever is earlier."
This provision "calls upon" Iran not to engage in the development of ballistic missiles as a means of delivering nuclear weapons for 8 years. Iran rejected the inclusion of this provision in the JCPOA and agreed to its mention only in UNSCR 2231, which it does not consider to be binding.