„Iran’s deterrent power is a source of stability and peace for regional countries,” says Raisi.
Madrid, 6 (Europe Press)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday unveiled a new hypersonic ballistic missile that can travel 15 times the speed of sound and penetrate advanced anti-aircraft systems.
The missile, which has a range of 1,400 kilometers, was presented at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran, by Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, Iranian news agency Mehr reported.
As such, Iranian officials asserted that the new missile would have „superior maneuverability” and be undetectable by radar, while being powered by solid fuel and capable of reaching speeds thirteen to 15 times the speed of sound.
During the event he stressed that „Iran’s deterrent force is a source of stability and peace for regional countries”, while stressing that „the defense and missile industries already belong to Iran”.
Along these lines, the Iranian president insisted that Iran would not import weapons and argued that „nothing can threaten to marginalize this advanced industry.” „We are developing missiles to avoid aggression from the enemy and to have the power to signal that they are not thinking of an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic,” he said.
For his part, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Space Force, Amir Ali Hayzadeh, emphasized that Tehran has become one of four countries in the world to have this technology and reiterated that the „Fatá” missile cannot. Destroyed by missiles.”
Tehran’s announcement comes amid tensions over negotiations to renew the 2015 nuclear deal, damaged by the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from it in 2018, and Western criticism of the country for its „destabilizing” actions in the region.
Iran has expanded its ballistic missile program in recent years amid concern from many Western countries, including the United States, which it argues violates international sanctions, although Tehran maintains the entire program is for defensive purposes.