MPs pledge support for Iran’s defense industry

Tasnim – A group of Iranian lawmakers hailed the country’s advances in the defense industry, voicing support for the promotion of the missile power.

In a statement in commemoration of the National Day of the Defense Industry, the Iranian parliamentarians lauded the domestic defense industry for making steady progress under the pressure of sanctions, ensuring Iran’s security and power, and sending the message of peace and stability to the region and the world.

The MPs also called on defense industry activists and elites, knowledge-based companies, and academic and research centers to work in collaboration with each other to boost the country’s capabilities.

The statement noted that self-sufficiency in production of weapons and defense gear would thwart the cruel sanctions and result in successive defeats for the US and the Zionist regime.

The United States suffered an embarrassing diplomatic defeat on Friday when the United Nations Security Council rejected a proposal to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran.

The US has become increasingly isolated over Iran at the Security Council since President Donald Trump pulled it out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers in May 2018.