Iran Responds to US Sanctions by ‘Boosting Its Missile Program’September 7, 2017
Iran has responded to US sanctions by increasing the funding of its missile program, Vladimir Sazhin, an expert on Mideast affairs told Sputnik, adding that over recent decades Tehran’s rocket industry has made considerable progress.
Tehran has made considerable progress in missile production by creating over 20 types of rockets, Vladimir Sazhin, expert on Middle Eastern affairs at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik, adding that the US efforts to bring Iran’s rocket program to a halt through tough sanctions have proven futile.
“Over the recent years Iran has purchased, modernized and designed numerous series and various modifications of short-range missiles including tactical and operational tactical missiles,” Sazhin told Sputnik Iran. “However, the emphasis was placed on the creation of ballistic missiles capable of striking targets at great distances.”