Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has defended the country’s right to develop it missile program, saying it is aimed at uprooting terrorism and extremism.
’s missile capability protects its citizens in lawful self-defense,” the minister said on his Twitter account on Monday following the country’s missile attack against Takfiri terrorists’ positions in eastern Syria.
He added that the Islamic Republic’s missile power advances common global campaign to eradicate Daesh, extremism and terrorism.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired six medium-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles into Daesh bases in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday in retaliation for twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.
On June 7, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Monday, the IRGC spokesman, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, warned terrorists and their sponsors of “more serious revenge” should they try their hands at staging more terror attacks against the Islamic Republic.
His remarks came a day after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic was standing against world powers with full strength and will continue to do that in the future.
The Leader stated, “The Islamic Republic is standing fast and know that they [enemies] cannot slap us in the face, but we will slap them in the face.”