Iran’s defense minister said the latest round of US sanctions, which targets Iran’s financial sector and major banks, is aimed at blocking the country’s exports, but will not have any effect on the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the US goal behind the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was to prevent further humiliation in the eyes of its regional allies.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami in a telephone call with his Lebanese counterpart Zeina Akar expressed Tehran's readiness to dispatch healthcare professionals and medical equipment to Lebanon.
Iran’s defense minister has said delivery of three domestically-built Kowsar fighter jets to Army Air Force sent a message to enemies, US in particular, that its sanctions against Iran have failed and resulted on the contrary.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami praised the country’s experts for overhauling military helicopters, which he said has helped the Islamic Republic to save millions of dollars and reduce costs by more than 50%.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami shrugged off the US government’s recent sanctions against the Iranian Armed Forces’ General Staff and some high-ranking military officials and said the move would have no negative effect on the forces.