Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has rejected remarks about US military might, saying Washington cannot destroy Iran’s defensive power.
“The sacred establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran dispelled the myth of the grandeur of domineering powers. If domineering powers do not initiate an action [against Iran] it is not out of mercy it is because they are incapable of doing [anything],” he said in Tehran on Wednesday.
The Iranian defense minister added that Iran has no need for nuclear weapons, and is currently at its strongest in defensive hardware and systems.
Dehqan said Iran has reached the position that domineering Western powers have to sit with the Islamic Republic at the negotiating table.
“In negotiating [with the West] there will be no retreating and making concessions, and the recognition of our nuclear rights within the framework of world nuclear rights is undisputable,” he pointed out.
On November 3, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton pushed Israel for a military strike against Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly session on October 1, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened unilateral military action against Iran to dismantle the Islamic Republic’s civilian nuclear facilities.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, threatening the country with military strikes.
By Press TV
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