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Iran unveils new long-range missile defence system as President Rouhani warns ‘talks with the US are useless’

  • President Hassan Rouhani attended an unveiling of the Bavar-373 rocket system
  • Iranian media described system as a competitor to the Russian S-300 missiles
  • Rouhani said ‘talks are useless’ as tensions between Tehran and the West rise
  • Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif said Iran won’t start war but will defend itself
  • Bavar-373 can recognise up to 100 targets at a same time and use six weapons 

Iran today unveiled what it described as a domestically built long-range mobile surface-to-air missile system and declared ‘talks are useless’.

State television showed President Hassan Rouhani attending the ceremony for the Bavar-373 system, which Iranian media described as a competitor to the Russian S-300 missile system.

At the unveiling of the rocket system, Rouhani said ‘talks are useless’ as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers crumbles further.

The announcement comes at a time of rising tension between Iran and United States after the Islamic Republic shot down a US military surveillance drone in the Gulf with a surface-to-air missile in June.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said today that Iran will not start a war in the Gulf, but will defend itself.  READ MORE…


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