Amid growing international community sanctions, Iran this week unveiled an underground missile plant for the mass production of precision missiles, state media reported Thursday.
“Unveiling this missile production city deep underground is an answer to the idle talk made by the Westerners, who assume they can restrict us and dissuade us from (pursuing) our long-term goals by means of threats and sanctions,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ chief commander, said during the unveiling ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony also featured the inauguration of a smart surface-to-surface missile dubbed Dezful.
“Today, the mass production of advanced precision and smart missiles became a reality within the IRGC’s aerospace force,” he said.
Major General Jafari also addressed European countries’ demands from the country to start negotiations over its missile program before the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) comes into force.
INSTEX is a non-dollar payment mechanism, which European countries have announced to safeguard trade with Iran in the face of the United States’ sanctions against the Islamic country.
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