Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) called the development of defense industries the driving force of industry and technology of countries, including Iran.
Major-General Hossein Salami said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition of self-sufficiency and the accession of check and defuse equipment of IRGC “Iran has proven at various times that it overcomes the dangerous problems and plans of the enemy and meets its needs.”
He added “The enemy imposed economic sanctions on us so that we succumb to it to save ourselves; the enemy placed us under scientific and technical siege to be dependent on the enemy for fear of backwardness.”
“We have learned that all problems within our society, mind, beliefs, convictions, and self-confidence can be solved.”
IRGC chief commander went on to say “This is a culture, thought, truth, and a progressive move in our revolution that we see today; the achievements are updating exponentially, and we do not stop.”