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Iran to give crushing response to any threat: Defense Minister

Shahr-e Rey, Tehran Prov, Sept 23, IRNA - Minister of Defense Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said here Sunday that the Islamic Republic Army will give a crushing response to any threat argeting the country's territorial integrity and independence.

General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar

"One of the US threats is economic sanctions which will be ineffective," Najjar told IRNA on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week.

He said that Iran is today fully self-sufficient in terms of defense equipment production.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Najjar said the US threat to attack Iran is a psychological warfare because Washington is deeply entangled in Iraq and Afghanistan quagmires.

MPs: no power dares to attack Iran

Tehran, Sept 23, IRNA - Iranian parliament (Majlis) representatives here Sunday issued a statement saying that 'no power dares to attack Iran'.

237 MPs, felicitating anniversary of US-backed Iraqi invasion of Iran (the Sacred Defence Week), pointed to the high capabilities of Iranian armed forces, saying that the country has improved its military might, domestically manufactured weapons, thanks to faith and holy aspirations. So, no power can repeat Saddam's mistake.

According to the statement, the Holy Defence Week reminds the sacrifice Iranian soldiers made in defending the country during the eight-year US-backed Iraqi imposed war (1980-1988).

The MPs also underlined that Iranian nation will never forget the role of certain countries in equipping Saddam with chemical weapons and rockets during the eight-year war, and that they should make good on the losses Iran suffered in 1980s.

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