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IRGC Readying to Replace Long-Range Missiles with New Generation

14 October 2015 15:58



Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the IRGC plans to replace its solid and liquid fuel long-range missiles with a new generation next year.

“A new and advanced generation of liquid and solid fuel long-range missiles will replace the current productions next year,” Hajizadeh said on Wednesday.

Noting that Iran is now designing and building different types of long-range, mid-range and short-range missiles, he said, “We are not concerned even an iota about the enemies’ new and most advanced generation of satellites and espionage and offensive devices and equipment.”

Hajizadeh underlined that Iran will never initiate a war, but meantime warned that “any mistake by the enemies will trigger eruption of missiles from bases deep under the ground like eruptions of volcano which will destroy the enemy.”

He also announced the IRGC’s plans to stage massive drills in the near future.

In relevant remarks early this month, Hajizadeh said all US military bases in the Middle East are within the range of the IRGC’s missiles, but the country still sees no restriction for boosting its missile capabilities.

“Some of the threats by the US are aimed at appeasing the Zionists, while others are for the purpose of domestic consumption (in the US), but what is important is that they are aware of and acknowledge our capabilities and deterrence power; we do not feel any need to increase the range of our missiles and (our perceived enemy) targets are fully within the range of our missiles,” Brigadier General Hajizadeh said, addressing a group of professors of Iran’s Science and Technology University in Tehran.

He pointed to the allegations made about imposing restrictions on Iran’s missile technology, and said, “We do not see any restriction for our missiles and the IRGC’s preparedness and missile drills are conducted without a halt and according to our annual time-table, but only some of them are publicized through the media.”

Brigadier General Hajizadeh pointed to Iran’s self-sufficiency in the missile technology, and said, “Today, all surface-to-surface missiles are fully built in Iran (from idea to finished product), different communications and wireless systems are (also) made inside the country and we do not need to buy radar systems from abroad.”

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