Iranian lawmakers back defense ministry for test-firing ballistic missile
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
A number of 220 lawmakers through a statement have offered support for the Iranian defense ministry for test-firing a new ballistic surface-to-surface missile dubbed Emad.
"We announce our full support for strengthening the country's defense capability and systems," the statement read on Oct. 14, Iran 's official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran announced test-firing its new long-range ballistic missile on Oct. 11.
Following that the US State Department said it would refer the issue to the United Nations Security Council for review to determine whether the test violated a U.N. resolution.
"It's deeply concerning that this latest violation does appear to be a violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1929, and we'll obviously raise this at the Security Council as we have done with previous launches," State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
Under international restrictions, Iran has used domestic talents to improve its military power, frequently unveiling new products. As a result of the embargo, Iran's military capability is drastically limited compared to the US and NATO forces. Thus, the country's focus on smart munitions, light attack craft, mines, and ballistic missiles are part and parcel of the asymmetrical conflict war policy the country would rely on in the event of conflict with a global military power.
Iran has been manufacturing its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes. Iran also unveiled its first long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.
Edited by CN