1029 GMT December 18, 2017
“Iran has achieved a great capability today that can heavily quell any kind of threats,” Hatami said in a meeting held in Tehran with a number of parliamentarians, IRNA reported.
Iran, as Hatami said, follows the deterrent policy and will not be affected by any threats, sanctions and pressures.
Iran takes steps corresponding to the types of threats and the country's geopolitical situation, the minister said.
“Someday, the US was insolently talking about the military option against Iran, but, at the present time, they utter no words about 'this ineffective stance' because of the power of the Islamic Republic,” he added.
The enemies, he said, imposed sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran's deterrent capability and its missile power in order to in vain weaken the country's strategic defense.
The US Department of Treasury has added the IRGC to the former's sanctions list claiming it is for the fight against terrorism. The anti-Iran move was made shortly after October 13 new strategy taken by the US President Donald Trump who decertified Iran's compliance with the July 2015 nuclear deal, the compliance which has been approved by many world leaders and international bodies.
The Iranian defense minister, in the meeting with members of Parliament appreciated the lawmakers for passing a bill that takes moves against the US adventurism.
Iranian defense minister held a meeting today with members of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to review the latest Defense Ministry's achievements and the country's defense capabilities regarding the enemies' threats.