'Iran can now export weapons to over 50 countries'

Teheran's military chief reportedly claims Iranian defense is "at the height of its power" and totally self-sufficient in producing "defense products."

October 6, 2010 10:23
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Iran's top military official said the country can supply weapons to over 50 countries, Iranian news source PressTV reported on Wednesday.

"At the moment the Islamic Republic is at the height of power and is able to export defense products," Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying.

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Vahidi said Teheran had manufactured defense products and that the country is self sufficient in military industries, producing military equipment and weapons, as well as electronic, radar and optical projects.

Iran has completed a number of defense projects despite UN Security Council sanctions against Iranian military and finances, due to its nuclear program.

Earlier this week, Iran blamed the West for a computer worm called "Stuxnet" found on the computers of emloyees of the country's nuclear power plant.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the worm won't make Iran "give up or stop" its nuclear activities.

AP contributed to this report.

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