Tehran (IP) - The minister of defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran has stressed that defense innovations are the main component of the authority and increase of the combat power of the Iranian Armed Forces.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking at the meeting of 'Transformation and Progress of the Ministry of Defense' on Saturday, Iranian Minister of Defense, Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said: "Transformation is a kind of progress and development in all fields."

The high-ranking military official added: "In the process of maintaining, protecting, and enhancing Iran’s defense power, we have been looking for new models of progress in Iran's defense industry."

Brigadier-General Hatami also stated: "The experience of 8 years of sacred defense and the continuation of heavy defensive sanctions in the country led the Iranian Armed Forces to design a model of progress. Relying on the capacity of domestic scientists and methods based on the needs of the Islamic Republic of Iran today, we have become one of the world powers.”

Quoting the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamanei on his orders concerning the need to formulate an indigenous model of progress in Iran, the minister of defense said: "Although western models have been formed under their own conditions and principles, they have been unsuccessful in many cases.”

Expressing that the western model of progress is not necessarily a successful and appropriate one, Brigadier-General Hatami said: "They have gained power, they have become wealthy; however, they have undermined humanity, and today, the whole world and humanity are suffering from the consequences of their actions.”

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