Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in what appeared to be a defiant message to President Trump, announced Saturday that Tehran will seek no ones permission to build missiles.
“The strengthening of the capability of the Iranian armed forces … is simply for defending the country and we will request no one’s permission to build up the armed forces, and to build missiles and helicopters, Rouhani announced at an occurrence showcasing some of Irans military hardware, according to Reuters.
He added that Iran never had “aggressive purports, but peace is not a one-way street and if we decide to be peaceful the other party … may not. So there is a need for vigilance.”
Rouhanis statements reach more than a week after the U.S. burnt practically 60 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base which was where jet-blacks from Bashar al-Assads regime took off to initiate a gas attempt in a Syrian township. Rouhani reportedly “ve called the” ten-strike a blatant violation of Syrian sovereignty.
The Iranian president is also facing reelection in which he needs to ramp up his rhetoric against the West in the face of commentators who accused him of is just too eager to seem world power after the landmark bargain to kerb Tehrans nuclear program in exchange for the hoisting of economic sanctions.
Trump had criticized the nuclear bargain during his election and had vowed to put an end to Irans missile program. Trump was indicated in January Iran was playing with fire after the country tested a brand-new ballistic missile.
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