Iran has launched two ballistic missiles during a major military drill held across the country.
According to the official IRNA news agency, the missiles have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers and they demonstrate the country’s “deterrence power” and readiness to confront any threats “against the Islamic Revolution and Iran’s territorial integrity”.
“We have announced that we will not ask permission from anyone to [strengthen] our defense and missile capability,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Iranian Students’ News Agency, ISNA, on February 28.
The missiles dubbed Qadr-H and Qadr-F were fired on Wednesday during the large-scale drills, code-named Eqtedar-e-Velayat.
The ‘Might of Velayat’ military drills are meant to demonstrate Iran’s might. IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the launch was only an indication that their missile silos, scattered all over the country, are fully operational.