Revolutionary Guards: 'Iran has 10 times more missiles than Hezbollah’s 100,000'

IRGC aerospace commander: Missiles belong to Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi nations, as well as all the oppressed people of the world.

March 9, 2016 17:48
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A MILITARY truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drives in a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that Israel’s “collapse” was near and that it had ten times more missiles than Hezbollah’s 100,000.

"The Zionist regime will collapse in the near future. When Hezbollah has stockpiled over 100,000 missiles, it means Iran has tens of times more than that. Iran is in possession of different classes of missiles, and this power is unstoppable," said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Fars News Agency reported.

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"We have a large stockpile of ballistic missiles in different ranges. They are ready to hit enemies and targets from different parts of the country," he said on the second day of IRGC missile tests.

Salami asserted that international sanctions on the country boosted the domestic production of missiles.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s aerospace division, said on Wednesday that the country’s missiles fired during drills are "Iran-made and belong to the Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi nations, as well as all the oppressed people of the world."

Separately, the spokesman for Iran's atomic energy agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said the country needs nine nuclear power plants in the next 10 years for its energy needs, the official IRNA news agency reported.

He estimated that between 8 to 12 percent of the country’s electricity should be generated by nuclear power and there is a good possibility for the construction of two new power plants.

In the post-sanction era the idea has been warmly received, noting that there are a number of countries competing for the opportunity, asserted the Iranian official.

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