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Many countries in line to buy Iran's defense products: General Baqeri

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri speaks during a ceremony at Imam Khomeini's holy shrine in Tehran, on Feb. 7, 2023. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has highlighted the country’s self-reliance in manufacturing defense products, saying the homegrown Iranian military products have found many clients in the world.

General Baqeri made the remarks on Tuesday during a ceremony at Imam Khomeini’s holy shrine, where military commanders and officials renewed their allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

“Today, the Islamic Republic’s defense power and deterrence capability are so fertile that we produce more than 90 percent of our needed products, and that our defense equipment has found many requesters,” he said.

The top general also hailed the armed forces’ readiness to counter threats posed by the enemy.

“Our defense deterrence does not allow the emergence of threats. But if there is a one percent chance of threat, our armed forces … stand fully vigilant with all their facilities,” he said.

“In the hybrid war with the enemy, the armed forces will stand by the officials and people with all their strength and will not allow the enemy to succeed.”

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sector.

Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities which are entirely meant for defense.

General Baqeri also referred to the rising power of the Resistance Front against Israel, saying the occupying regime only makes verbal threats.

“Today, the Zionist regime only makes verbal threats, but it knows that it does not have the power to carry them out as it is surrounded by the member countries of the Resistance Axis,” he added.

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