Iran Fully Prepared To Counter Military Threats

TEHRAN, Iran, May 16 (NNN-IRNA) – The Islamic republic is at the highest level of preparedness to counter any military threat against the country, Iranian Defence Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, here on Wednesday.

“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran stands at the peak of defence preparedness, to counter any threat or act of aggression,” Hatami was quoted as saying by the state TV.

Iran has attained such a high level of preparedness despite being under sanctions, he said.

U.S. sanctions against the country have failed to hinder Iran’s boosting of its defence power, he added.

On Tuesday, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ruled out the possibility of a war between Tehran and Washington, despite the rising tensions that have fuelled worries about an armed conflict between the two rivals.– NNN-IRNA