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Gen. Salami: IRGC developing indigenous supersonic cruise missiles, can intercept satellites

This photo by Tasnim news agency shows chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami.

The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says military experts at his force are now developing and manufacturing supersonic cruise missiles, adding that the specilaists are also capable of intercepting and tracking satellites with radars on the ground.

“Since a cruise missile flies the major portion of its flight path on a low-altitude trajectory, it is no different from a fixed-wing aircraft which cannot travel at a high velocity. We are, therefore, developing cruise missiles capable of travelling at supersonic speeds. The process throughout which a supersonic ballistic missile is guided to strike a moving target in the sea is a fairly complicated one, the likes of which have never been seen before,” General Hossein Salami said at a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.

“Today, we can intercept satellites with the help of radars positioned on the ground. Such great advances have been made by the Iranian youth. Young Iranian military forces can now hit any moving ship from a distance of thousands of kilometers away, and can even define the exact point of strike, so that the crew of the target ship would remain unharmed,” he added. 

The IRGC chief said the Americans are aggressively seeking to win the hearts and minds of the Iranian nation, and cherish it as a strategic dream.

“They have opted for the campaign after they noticed they could not emerge victorious militarily. They have utilized all their strategic means against us. Firstly, they employed [deposed Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein and his allies. Later on, they spread the virus of Takfiri outfits in Muslim countries in order to bring them under their control. The plots were, however, thwarted due to endeavors made by [the iconic anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. They subsequently embarked on an economic war,” Salami said.

He pointed to the expansion of Iran’s domain of action, saying the Islamic Republic is now present on the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea and has “decomposed the enemy”.

“The Islamic Revolution has kicked the enemy out of its strategic shelter and forced it into operational expansion,” Salami stated, adding that the enemy suffers a lack of initiative.

He said the only way to deal with the arrogant powers is by means of the “language of force”, because the enemy is unfamiliar with the power of logic, while it accepts the logic of power.

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