TEHRAN (Iran News) –An Iranian army commander says the enemies’ cruel sanctions against Iran are doomed to failure and have had no impact on the work of the country’s experts so far, as their resolve will render the sanctions ineffectual.
Second Brigadier General Massoud Jafari, commander of Shahid Lashgari Air Base of the Iranian Army’s Air Force in Mehrabad, said on Tuesday that his forces have succeeded in making significant progress in various fields, including overhaul of aircraft and different flight parts.
“The cruel sanctions of the sworn enemies of the Islamic Iran against the country’s defense and military industries, particularly the Army’s Air Force, have never been effective in the face of the will of our experts,” he said.
These sanctions have never been able to disrupt the Armed Forces’ activities, he added.
The commander noted that experts at the air base have managed to carry out great moves, including the overhaul of damaged flying objects.
Jafari also renewed his forces’ allegiance with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to stand firm in the face of the enemies.
Iranian experts have made giant strides in boosting the country’s defense power by producing various equipment, including different types of drones.
Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, saying the Islamic Republic’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.
On Tuesday, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden once again slapped a new round of sanctions on more than a dozen individuals and entities in Iran, China and Hong Kong over what it claimed to be supplying the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program.
The US Treasury Department announced in a statement on Tuesday that the fresh sanctions targeted a network of seven individuals and six entities in Iran, China, and Hong Kong as part of Washington’s so-called pressure campaign against Tehran.
“This network conducted transactions and facilitated the procurement of sensitive and critical parts and technology for key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile development, including Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics,” the Treasury Department claimed in the statement.
The sanctions-hit companies include Beijing Shiny Nights Technology Development, Qingdao Zhongrongtong Trade Development, Hong Kong Ke.Do International Trade Co, Lingoe Process Engineering Limited and Zhejiang Qingji Ind. Co.
The US Treasury also imposed sanctions on Iran’s defense attaché in Beijing, Davoud Damghani, claiming that he coordinated purchasing of Chinese supplies for Iran’s defense industry.
The sanctions, which ban US firms and individuals and companies from doing business with those placed on the blacklist, come as China and Iran signed a 25-year cooperation agreement in March 2021 to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance.