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Iran gaining access to ground-breaking military technologies as exports booming: Defense Ministry

Iran’s Defense Ministry is moving toward manufacturing ground-breaking military equipment as it has envisaged wars based on such technologies in the future, a senior Iranian military official says.

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Mehdi Farahi made the remarks on Monday while addressing the first international confab to commemorate the 12th martyrdom anniversary of Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam, a general known for his relentless efforts to develop Iran’s missile program.

He said the Iranian experts at the Defense Ministry do not seek to merely manufacture military parts but are now taking steps toward the production of state-of-the-art military equipment.

He expressed hope that such outstanding military achievements would further increase Iran’s deterrent power.

As announced by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iran had sought to import barbed wire from abroad as the country was not able to produce it due to the extensive scale of the sanctions while the Soviet Union has also prevented the cargo to be delivered by way of their land, Farahi said.

“However, Iran exported military equipment worth some one billion dollars last year,” the official emphasized.

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