• Tue / 29 January 2019 / 14:12
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Iran faces no scientific limits for increasing range of missiles: Shamkhani

Iran faces no scientific limits for increasing range of missiles: Shamkhani

Tehran (ISNA) - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed that the country faces no scientific restrictions for increasing the range of its missiles, but that it currently has no plans to do so and is only focused on improving the accuracy of its missile technology.

He made the remarks in an address to a national summit on space technology at the Iran University of Science and Technology, in Tehran on Tuesday.

He said that Western and Israeli media have been leading a propaganda campaign against Iran by linking the country’s space program to its missile power.

“Iran has no scientific and operational restrictions for increasing the range of its military missiles, and it is only continuously working on boosting the precision of the missiles based on its defense doctrine, and has no intention to increase their range,” he added, according to Press TV.

Earlier this month, Iran successfully launched a domestically-built satellite into space with an aim to collect environmental information to boost the country’s forecasting system, although technical problems prevented the spacecraft from reaching orbit.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Shamkhani said that Israel’s anti-Iran propaganda campaign was actually “meant to divert the public opinion from the moral and economic corruption among the regime’s rulers.”

“Nothing is more scandalous for the Zionist regime, which claims to be the superior intelligence power, than realizing…that its cabinet ministers have turned into intelligence sources for other governments; that hundreds of kilometers of tunnels have been dug beneath its feet; and that precision-guided missiles are now in the powerful hands of resistance fighters in Gaza and Lebanon,” he noted.

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