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News number: 8710050828

19:49 | 2008-12-25

Defence

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Enemies Trying to Deprive Iran of Defensive Weapons

TEHRAN (FNA)- Enemies are seeking to deprive Iran of its right to possess defensive weapons, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said.



He told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday that it is the duty of Iran's armed forces "to guard the country's borders and independence".

And in order to reinforce its defensive power, Iran will try to meet its military needs through buying and manufacturing weapons, he pointed out, Tehran Times reported.

Iran's defense minister went on to say that Iran has purchased Tor- M1 anti-aircraft missile system.

Commenting on the sophisticated long range S-300 air defense system, he added, "We will spare no effort in producing or purchasing these weapons."

Russia's state arms export agency said Monday it is supplying Iran with defensive weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, but did not say whether they include the S-300 system.

Mohammad Najjar also stated that the enemies can't strain Tehran-Moscow relations