Iran’s Rouhani: ‘We Need Missiles’ to Fight U.S. and ‘Zionist Regime’ Israel
Iran’s recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani addressed all of Iran’s “enemies” in a statement that is as much provocative as frightening.
Coming just days after President Trump called out Iran for its ballistic missile program and support of terrorism, Rouhani remarked that Iran “needs missiles”.
He is quoted as having said the following:
“We need missiles and the enemy should know that we make everything we need and we don’t pay an iota of attention to your words . . . he remarks by the enemies of the Iranian nation against Iran’s missile power are out of ignorance.”
Rouhani’s comments reaffirm what Iranian military officials have repeated over and over again, that Iran will never stop developing ballistic missiles, which could eventually be used to carry a nuclear weapon.
The remarks came as Iran announced the construction of a third underground ballistic missile production factory, helmed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC.
Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and IRGC leader, said the factory is meant to boosts Tehran’s “missile power” and intimidate the United States and “Zionist regime,” or Israel.
“We will increase our missile power. Our enemies, the United States, and the Zionist regime (Israel) are naturally upset and get angry at our missile production, tests and underground missile facilities because they want Iran to be in a weak position,” Hajizadeh announced on Thursday.