In its Monday message, the IRGC underlined the need to promote the country’s defensive capabilities, especially its missile power.
“Undoubtedly, your presence in this vital post, together with the endeavors of the previous ministers, promises the reinforcement of the Defense Ministry’s approaches and plans to further develop and upgrade the Islamic Republic’s defense industry,” the message read.
The message also emphasized the need to empower the resistance front (coalition of Iran-Syria-Hezbollah) to counter proxy wars and takfiri terrorism in the region.
It also said that the IRGC is ready to help the new defense chief in strengthening the country’s defense industry.
Hatami started his tenure as the defense minister on Sunday, after receiving the strongest vote of confidence from the parliament, with 261 yeas, 10 nays and 13 abstentions.
Plans for more accurate and destructive missiles appeared atop a priority list Hatami took to the parliament hearing on Thursday.
“The missile program is definitely one of the most important priorities of the Defense Ministry in the upcoming four years,” Hatami told lawmakers.
“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 explained.
After the parliament gave him the green light, he said the Islamic Republic’s missile program will go ahead relentlessly, vowing to continue the country’s defense activities.
“[Iran’s] missile program will proceed according to the approved plans,” Hatami told reporters on Sunday following the first cabinet session of the newly-formed government.
Responding to a question about certain countries’ pressure on Iran to stop its missile program, he said such activities “would not be affected by any type of pressure.”
The defense minister vowed to strengthen the defense industry “with utmost power”, stressing the Islamic Republic “will not allow any suspension in the work of the Defense Ministry even for one day.”
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
May 30, 2018 Comments Off on IRAN’S INTERFERENCE ABROAD CONTINUES
May 26, 2018 Comments Off on IRGC: Pompeo ‘Has Been Sleeping’ if He Thinks Iran Will Withdraw from Syria
May 02, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Won’t Abandon Deterrent Missile Power – IRGC Commander
Apr 25, 2018 Comments Off on Recent Iranian shipments to Syria concern US intelligence
Jul 19, 2018 Comments Off on Rouhani Facing Widespread Outrage as Student Protesters Remain Behind Bars and Receive Harsh Sentences
Jul 18, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions
Jul 16, 2018 Comments Off on Iran is Imprisoning University Students Accused of Attending Protests
Jul 15, 2018 Comments Off on How the Iran deal is bringing terror to Europe and other commentary
Jul 18, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed SanctionsIran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions Iran has sued the United States at the International Court of Justice in a new, if dubious, strategy to nullify the nuclear sanctions reimposed by...
Jul 15, 2018 Comments Off on How the Iran deal is bringing terror to Europe and other commentaryHow the Iran deal is bringing terror to Europe and other commentary America’s socialists are taking the Democratic Party by storm and New York City is leading the way. So Charles Lane at The Washington Post...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...