Missiles and not Negotiations are vital for National Defence: Ayotallah Khamenei
TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei claimed that Missiles and not Negotiations are vital for Defence of the country.
He claimed that Missiles are crucial for defence not Negotiations, so we have to strengthen our defence capabilities in order to face enemy pressure and threat.
He said “If the Islamic establishment seeks technology and negotiations but does not have defensive power, it will have to back down in the face of any pretty country that appears as threat.”
He said “People say that tomorrow’s world is a world of negotiations not a world of missiles, if they say this thoughtlessly, it shows that they are thoughtless. However, if this is intentional, then this is treachery.”
His comments came after ex. President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who last week tweeted: “Tomorrow’s world is the world of dialogue not missiles”.
Khamenei said “Our enemies are constantly enhancing their military and missile capabilities and given this how can we say the age of missiles has passed?”
Earlier this month, Iran successfully fired a number of ballistic missiles which was claimed by US as a violation of UN resolution.