Iran’s missile power gained in wartime: Germany journo
Tehran, The editor in Chief of Frankfurter Allgemeine Rainer Herman said in an analysis for the Deutsche Welle website considered Iran's missile power as the most powerful weapon in the country which was formed during the war years in response to threats of the Ba'ath regime of Iraq.
'On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have been showcasing their missile power and testing new ballistic missiles; a move that has concerned Western officials. On the global stage, however, these days the greater threat is endangering the security of nations, and that is the departure of the United States and Russia from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). However, Iran's missile program is described as a threat to the security of the Middle Eastern countries,' the journalist stressed.
As the United States gives its newest weapon to Saudi Arabia, Iran is responding to this action by strengthening its missile power,' Herman added.
The president and the Iranian foreign minister have repeatedly emphasized that they are not willing to negotiate on missile program at all. Also, the West's efforts to bring Iran back to the negotiating table are futile on nuclear issue. Iran is currently pursuing its ballistic missile development program, which has raised a lot of criticism. But this is the only military deterrent for this country,' Herman went on to say.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA