'Iran's military deterrent is unimaginable' - Defense Minister
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has highlighted the deterrence capability of Iran's ballistic missiles and warned enemies against taking any military action against the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported.
In an address to a group of commanders and personnel of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in Tehran on Sunday, Vahidi said Iran's deterrent power, in terms of missile capabilities, is beyond what the enemy can imagine.
"Despite the smear campaign and the poisonous propaganda atmosphere that the enemies seek to create to influence public opinion, Iran's deterrent power is intended to guarantee national and regional security and also to repulse any possible attack by the arch-foes of the Islamic system," Vahidi stated.
Iran has acquired expertise in missile production at a rapid pace over the past few years, and thus conducts frequent exercises to test-fire the latest prototypes.
Iran successfully tested the second generation of the Sejjil missile and brought it into mass production in December. The solid-fuel, two-stage Sejjil-2 missile has a longer range than the Shahab-3 missile, which can reach targets 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) away.