"The Islamic Republic of Iran's missile power is a defensive deterrent power and as I had promised our dear people, I will not spare any efforts to increase the country's missile capabilities and certainly, we will increase our missile power on a daily basis," General Hatami said, addressing a ceremony to unveil a new home-made pin-pointing missile named 'Fateh Mobin' in Tehran on Monday.
He referred to the enemies' threats against Iran for its missile capabilities, and said, "What is said about the Islamic Republic's defense and missile power is a cheap and baseless claim and clear meddling, and the great Iranian nation does not allow any foreign power to interfere in its defense and military affairs."
General Hatami described Iran's missile and defense power as a deterrent, and said, "God willing, we will endeavor to strengthen this defense capability day by day."
He also underlined Iran's determination to further enhance its defense power in all fields despite sanctions, pressures and psychological war by enemies.
In relevant remarks in July, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi renewed Iran's stance on its missile program, and said that the country's defense activities are a redline while they pose no threat to other countries.
"Iran has repeatedly announced that its missile activities are part of the Islamic Republic's deterrent policy and they have been pursued in line with the country's national interests and for the protection of its dignity and territory, as it is the case for any other independent country," Qassemi said.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman underlined that Iran's missile activities are not against any country and they only have defensive nature.