Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh rejected US officials’ recent claims that Washington has managed to sabotage Tehran’s missile program as “a very big lie”.
In a speech on Tuesday night, Brigadier General Hajizadeh highlighted the country’s progress in producing advanced missiles and said, “When it comes to Iran’s missile power, the enemies beg for negotiation with us because we have become powerful in this sector.”
He further rejected some American officials’ claims that the US has managed to infiltrate Iran’s missile systems and disrupt them, saying, “It is a very big lie because if they make such a claim, they should tell us why they want to negotiate on this issue.”
The IRGC commander further said he believes that the US claims are nothing more than a lie and a great fiasco.
It came after The New York Times recently reported that the Trump White House has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets, according to current and former administration officials.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, stressing that they are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Source: Tasnim News Agency