US sanctions to trigger more self-reliance in Iran’s defense sector: MoD

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that US sanctions are not a new issue and it will make Iran more determined to improve self-reliance in this sector.

Appropriate plans and solutions have been devised to counter sanctions which enhances Iran’s self-sufficiency in the defense field, Hatami told IRNA on Tuesday.

Defense economics determines how much of the country’s needs should be domestically produced, he said, adding, “if necessary, we will manufacture 100 percent of our requirements.”

He went on to say that Defense Ministry will bring good news about space and marine achievements to the Iranian nation on this year’s anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

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