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08:44 AM, January 9, 2015
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Representative picture of Iran's Shahab-3 missile launch by the Revolutionary Guard.

Iran deploys its new national missile defense system dubbed “real Iron Dome”, making its airspace the safest in the Middle East.

“Today Iran's Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran's airspace is the safest in the region," said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Iran’s parliament was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

The vice speaker stressed that Iran's air defense system has “the highest deterrence power in the region”.

Aboutorabifard dubbed the system the “real Iron Dome,” in reference to the joint US-Israeli Iron Dome missile shield which protects the Jewish state from missiles fired by Hamas fighters.

In August, Iran announced plans to create a mid-range and long-range national missile defense system.

The lieutenant commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia air defense base, brigadier general Alireza Sabahifard said that the country’s anti-missile system is fully prepared to deal with any foreign threat.

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