Iran can build ‘any’ weapon: IRGC

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps official has hinted at Tehran’s nuclear weapons capabilities, after saying there are “no weapons that the military cannot manufacture.” (File photo: AFP)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps official has hinted at Tehran’s nuclear weapons capabilities, after saying there are “no weapons that the military cannot manufacture.”

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Rida Naqdi’s comments were carried by Fars news agency, on the same day that Iran and six world powers failed for a second time this year to end the dispute over Tehran’s suspect nuclear program. The parties agreed to a seven-month extension to the negotiations.

“Despite the military embargo on the Islamic Republic, there is no weapon that our military is not able to manufacture,” he said during a forum on Monday titled the “economic resistances’ vanguards.”

“In comparison with the production of cars and petrochemicals, we have achieved the greatest advances possible at the lowest cost in the defense sector,” he added.

Also Monday, Fars quoted the IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as warning that any U.S. aggression against the Islamic Republic would prompt Tehran to send its troop to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories.

"Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran's might and this is obvious in their behavior in the region and in the negotiations, and the enemies' reservations vis-a-vis Iran are completely felt," said Jafari, referring to the nuclear talks that were held in Vienna.

He warned that if the United States and its allies dared to launch a military strike against Iran, then "our war will end by conquering Palestine.”

 

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