DM blasts US for exercising economic terrorism against Iranian nation

FNA – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that Washington is using sanctions and pressures as a weapon to practice economic terrorism against the Iranian nation.

“The enemies of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, headed by the US, are making their utmost attempts to deprive the Iranian nation of its preliminary rights. In light of economic terrorism, the enemies have violated the basic rights of the Iranian nation in a move to inflict damage on our people,” General Hatami told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.

He, meantime, stressed the Iranian nation’s will and capability to turn threats into opportunity, and said, “We produce anything we need inside the country as we did in the past.”

Iran has made major achievements in manufacturing different weapons and military equipment.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to further reinvigorate their capabilities and deterrence power.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran does not intend to start a war against anyone but you (Armed Forces) should increase your capabilities to the extent that not only does the enemy fear attacking Iran but also the shadow of war against the Iranian nation will fade away with the help of the Armed Forces’ solidarity, might and effective deployment,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Navy officials and commanders in Tehran in February on the occasion of the Navy Day in Iran.

He added that the Armed Forces’ preparedness played as a deterrent power against the enemy threats.