“The remarks by the enemies of the Iranian nation against Iran’s missile power are out of ignorance,” President Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.
“We need missiles and the enemy should know that we make everything we need and we don’t pay an iota of attention to your words,” he stressed.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri lashed out at US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his comments against Tehran’s missile program, adding that it showed the American officials’ lack of understanding.
His remarks came after Tillerson called on President Rouhani to end the country’s ballistic missile tests in what was Washington’s first reaction to his re-election.
“The US secretary of state’s expectations of the Iranian president indicate the US officials’ non-understanding of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” General Jazzayeri said in response.
Stressing that the only way for the establishment of peace and tranquility in the region is the US withdrawal of its forces, he said that Iran is implementing its policies in a specified course of action and nothing can impede or stop it.
General Jazzayeri stressed that Iran will continue and accelerate its defense programs, including development of missile defense systems, as a priority.