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Iran’s Missile Production Has Increased Three-Fold: IRGC Cmdr.
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Iran increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] commander said Wednesday.
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place, the Fars news agency reported.
"In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions but it's not like that anymore," Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards' aerospace division said.
"Our production has increased three-fold compared to the past," he said, referring to missiles.
Meanwhile, the government, parliament and other Iranian officials had, in particular, agreed on the need for ground-to-ground missiles, Hajizadeh said.
Separately, France's foreign minister visited Iran on Monday on a delicate mission to reaffirm Europe's support for a nuclear deal that opened Iran's economy.
Jean-Yves Le Drian's visit reflected French efforts to safeguard Iran's 2015 accord with major powers.
It was earlier that US President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the deal unless three European signatories help "fix" it by forcing Iran to limit its sway in the Middle East and rein in its missile program.
For their part, senior Iranian officials stressed to Le Drian on Monday that Iran's ballistic missile program was not up for negotiation.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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