May 4, 2019, 2:11 PM
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Iran's made progress in defense despite sanctions: Minister

Tehran, May 4, IRNA – Iran has made many achievements in defense industry despite the US sanctions with the least facilities available, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said on Saturday.

Referring to the US anti-Iran sanctions, Brigadier General Hatami gave assurances that the 'plot against the Iranian people' will fail.

Washington has imposed harsh economic sanctions against Iran since the US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal. The sanctions, described as 'economic terrorism' by Iranian officials, have mainly targeted the oil industry which is regarded as the backbone of the country's revenues.

The minister who was speaking at a gathering of managers at Iran's Defense Ministry added that many defense achievements on ground, maritime, aerial and electronic spheres were made when Iran was under sanctions facing the highest constraint.

He praised the solidarity among all organizations and bodies to handle the recent flood in Iran, adding that the natural disaster strengthened the unity among people and the government despite enemies' plots.
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