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Iran iron dome

Iran says it has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system, which makes the airspace above the Islamic Republic the safest in the Middle East.

According to the Iranian press, the system is called the “real Iron Dome”. This is in direct reference to the joint US-Israeli Iron Dome missile shield which protects the Jewish state from missiles fired by Hamas.

The vice speaker of the Iranian parliament said that the country has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system. “Today Iran’s Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran’s airspace is the safest in the region, said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Iran’s parliament. He was quoted by Iran’s Fars news agency.

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According to Aboutorabifard, an unnamed US military official acknowledged Tehran’s high defensive abilities, allegedly saying that Iran has harnessed the US military’s capabilities in the Middle East region.

As reported by rt.com, the following day, an Iranian military commander reported the successful testing of three suicide drones, which “were a type of cruise missiles and have been fully manufactured by Iranian experts.” Experts referred to this statement as ridiculous.

Iran first announced plans to create a mid-range and long-range national missile defense system back in August.

However, Tehran has thus far provided no substantiated footage that would prove the effectiveness of the air defense system.

The revelation of the “real Iron Dome” was preceded by claims of several other ambitious achievements by Iranian military scientists. As we reported here the Iranian “world’s first missile evading drone” is a joke – according to all experts.