Jafari: “All Parts of Iran Equipped with Missile Launchers”

FNA16.12.2013 MENA
Jafari: “All Parts of Iran Equipped with Missile Launchers”

Jafari: “All Parts of Iran Equipped with Missile Launchers”

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Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said each and every part of Iran can fire missiles at enemy targets, adding that these launch points equipped with various firing methods are untraceable.

“Today one of the deterrent components against the enemy is our different defensive capabilities, specially the missile capability,” Jafari said in Tehran on Thursday.

 “The enemies do not have actual real-time intelligence on the places where we keep our missiles; they might know the early places that we keep these missile, but the final and main places for storing them are secret; also the methods used for firing these missiles have been stretched across the country,” he added.

The IRGC Commander implied that the places where Iran keeps its missiles have been scattered across the country and that there is no need for transferring any kind of missile to a distant place for launching it as various launch-pads have been deployed all throughout the country.

General Jafari declined to reveal any further details in this regard, but said “the way we keep and store and fire our missiles is similar to the asymmetric methods that (the Lebanese) Hezbollah used during the 33-day war” in Summer 2006.

“The enemy cannot hinder the firing of our missiles even if it makes use of thousands of bombs,” Jafari reiterated.

In earlier relevant remarks, Jafari said the IRGC’s military power could not be destroyed even by thousands of enemy bombs.

“If today, the enemy…strikes us with thousands of bombs via a large number of sorties, only 10 to 20% of the IRGC’s missile capability might be destroyed; furthermore, the IRGC’s military might is not limited to its missile capability, but it is a strategic power for the (Islamic) ruling system,” he said.

Jafari’s remarks came after the controversial remarks were attributed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that “the US can render the entire defense system of Iran ineffective with a single bomb”.

The General said Zarif’s remarks are “incorrect” because the Foreign Minister “lacks military experience and expertise”.

“We consider him a seasoned and experienced Diplomat, but he has no experience in military affairs and this is why he has made these remark,” Jafari said.

He noted that the IRGC’s missiles have Israel within their reach, adding, “We can still upgrade the range of our missiles, but for the time being, upon the order of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, we have limited the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometers.”

Source: FNA



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