Iranian military official claims country's missiles can take out aircraft carrier

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One of Iran's top military commanders reiterated longstanding claims that the country has ballistic missilescapable of taking out an aircraft carrier, as President Hassan Rouhani said the country did not seek to wage war against any nation.


Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, said the country's development of ballistic missile technology had changed "the balance of power" in the region.

According to Salami, the Revolutionary Guards began tests using ballistic missiles as "a way to end the story of American aircraft carriers in the area" some 12 years ago.

"If we got this technology, we could target the enemies," said Salami. "We tested it at sea to hit the target precisely, and that day we were able to change the balance of power."

He later added that "diplomacy is not known without power and we are safe when we are powerful." Salami made the comments in a televised speech, a transcript of which was made available on semi-official FARS news.

The comments come as tensions between the United States and Iran have increased in recent days. The US announced Monday it would send 1,000 additional troops and more military resources to the Middle East in response to what Washington called "hostile behavior by Iranian forces that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region."

Key officials in the Trump administration blame Iran for conducting attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and the US President himself last week accused Iran of being behind the provocation, telling Fox News: "It was them that did it."

Tehran has categorically denied the accusations.
Rouhani, speaking at the inauguration of a new terminal at Tehran's international airport Tuesday, said the current conflict was a "war of hopes and wills" between Iran and its enemies.

"Through their plots and dastardly plans, they plan to sow the seeds of hopelessness in the Iranian nation. But our great nation is determined to show its hopefulness and vitality and defeat the enemy's plots," Rouhani said.

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Iranian military official claims country's missiles can take out aircraft carrier

2019/06/flag-of-iran-beautiful-3d-animation-revealing-iran-flag-with-alpha-channel_4yy-flkt__F0000-1560943245.png
Read: 862     16:06     19 June 2019    

One of Iran's top military commanders reiterated longstanding claims that the country has ballistic missilescapable of taking out an aircraft carrier, as President Hassan Rouhani said the country did not seek to wage war against any nation.


Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, said the country's development of ballistic missile technology had changed "the balance of power" in the region.

According to Salami, the Revolutionary Guards began tests using ballistic missiles as "a way to end the story of American aircraft carriers in the area" some 12 years ago.

"If we got this technology, we could target the enemies," said Salami. "We tested it at sea to hit the target precisely, and that day we were able to change the balance of power."

He later added that "diplomacy is not known without power and we are safe when we are powerful." Salami made the comments in a televised speech, a transcript of which was made available on semi-official FARS news.

The comments come as tensions between the United States and Iran have increased in recent days. The US announced Monday it would send 1,000 additional troops and more military resources to the Middle East in response to what Washington called "hostile behavior by Iranian forces that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region."

Key officials in the Trump administration blame Iran for conducting attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and the US President himself last week accused Iran of being behind the provocation, telling Fox News: "It was them that did it."

Tehran has categorically denied the accusations.
Rouhani, speaking at the inauguration of a new terminal at Tehran's international airport Tuesday, said the current conflict was a "war of hopes and wills" between Iran and its enemies.

"Through their plots and dastardly plans, they plan to sow the seeds of hopelessness in the Iranian nation. But our great nation is determined to show its hopefulness and vitality and defeat the enemy's plots," Rouhani said.

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