Increasing Iran’s missile program is a ‘must’, so Tehran will continue its policies in this regard despite pressure from the United States and the European Union (EU), the chief spokesperson of the Iranian Armed Forces has warned. General Seyed Masoud Jazayeri.
“Iran will continue to increase its power and foreigners do not have the right to comment on this matter,” Jazayeri said Monday, referring to the trip of French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Tehran (Iranian capital).
The senior Persian military official added that at a time when the hegemonic governments continue to threaten Iran with military aggression and carry out “war crimes” in the region of western Asia, the Iranian Armed Forces have the responsibility to develop ways to strengthen national defense, which includes the country’s missile program.
Addressing the same issue, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, Iran’s former defense minister, told the local news agency Tasnim today that the French authorities do not have the right to comment on Iran’s missile sector.
Iran will go ahead with increasing its power and foreigners do not have the right to comment on this issue, “said the chief spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces, General Seyed Masoud Jazayeri.
Vahidi, who currently heads the Iranian Strategic Defense Research Center, has also warned that foreigners are not allowed to interfere and comment on any of the internal affairs of the Persian country.
Iranian headlines criticize the French authorities, including Le Drian, and its president, Emmanuel Macron. The French president has asked to monitor the Iranian ballistics program, while the French foreign minister has indicated to The Journal du Dimanche that the scope of the Iranian missiles violate the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The Tehran Government has emphasized time and time again that its ballistic missiles are for defensive and dissuasive purposes. In fact, he points out that he develops his defensive capabilities in proportion to the threats, without the permission of foreign powers.