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Iran capable of firing a series of Sejil missiles: Official

Tehran, Nov 23, IRNA - Supreme Leader's top advisor for the armed forces affairs, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Sunday that Iran is capable of firing a series of surface to surface Sejil missiles.

The new generation of surface-to-surface missiles called 'Sejil' has increased the defense capability of the Iranian armed forces in dealing with any threats, he said.

The two-stage missile uses combined solid fuel and has a high speed which enables the Iranian armed forces to fire a series of them simultaneously if needed, he said.

It is the legitimate right of every nation to gain access to advanced technologies to defend its territory, he said.

Some countries in the southern parts of Persian Gulf are among top purchasers of weapons in the world but Iran with reliance on its military experts has developed indigenous technology to defend itself against threats posed by the US and the Zionist regime, he said.

Iran's Navy powerfully defends marine borders: commander

Bushehr, Nov 23, IRNA - A Navy commander said on Sunday that the Navy forces are present in the region in the most powerful manner to defend the country's sea borders.

Addressing a press conference, Rear Admiral Hossein Ashrafi said the Navy forces are currently safeguarding the country's interest and neutralize enemy's conspiracies through their active presence in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Caspian Sea.

Referring to self-sufficiency of the Islamic Republic of Iran's defense industry, he said the Iranian armed forces are equipped with the most modern and sophisticated weapons.

The Iranian Navy is in full readiness to defend borders of the Islamic Republic by manufacturing and making use of all kinds of vessels, the commander reiterated.

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