Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks at an exhibition of defense achievements in Tehran on Thursday, with foreign ambassadors and military attaches in attendance, presstv.ir reported.
He hailed the Armed Forces’ self-sufficiency in fulfilling the country’s defense needs, saying they have managed to produce up to 80 percent of their required military equipment in the ground, aerial, naval and missile defense areas.
Baqeri also highlighted the US’s cruel campaign of economic pressure against the Iranian nation, saying sanctions have targeted even food, medicine and the purchase and repair of passenger planes, and that such restrictive measures “are not acceptable at all under international law.”
The Iranian Armed Forces, Baqeri added, are ready to share their military experience with brotherly and Muslim countries to promote their fight against terrorism.
He also highlighted Iran’s pivotal role in the region, saying the Islamic Republic has employed all its capacities to boost the battles against Takfiri Daesh terrorists.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran, alongside the Armed Forces of Iraq and Syria, defeated Daesh and prevented its advance into other countries, even into Europe,” the general said.