By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
The international arms bazaar is buzzing at the prospects of clinching multibillion dollar deals with Iran following the formal end of the 13-year arms embargo illegally imposed on the Islamic Republic by the UN under pressure from the US and European powers.
Now with Washington’s humiliating failure in extending the UN arms embargo and its growing isolation on the international scene following the refusal of Germany, France, and Britain, to endorse the continuation of its economic terrorism against Iran, there will definitely be a lot of developments, but not as lucrative as the arms manufacturers or arms dealers might be thinking.
The reason is clear. As the foreign ministry spokesman announced in Tehran, over the years Iran has become greatly self-reliant in its defence, which means that "unconventional arms, weapons of mass destruction and a buying spree of conventional arms have no place.”
It is worth recalling that in 2007, a year after Lebanon’s legendry anti-terrorist movement, the Hezbollah, shattered the inflated military might of the illegal Zionist entity during the 33-day war, blowing up the supposedly invincible Merkava tanks with armaments provided by Iran, the flabbergasted republican administration of George Bush thought that manipulating the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo would hamper Iran’s budding defence industries.
In other words, the US immediately gave up its longstanding plan of invading Iran from both the east and the west, that is, Afghanistan and Iraq, realizing that war against the Islamic Republic will be a humiliating disaster for both American forces and American weaponry.
The US, however, failed to understand that the Islamic Republic whose defence equipment was growing by leaps and bounds, had in its armoury three sophisticated weapons which no embargo can prevent from either developing or supplying to eager receivers.
These are faith in God Almighty, spiritual values in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and the Infallible Imams, and the revolutionary principles that have inculcated in the Iranian people the spirit of self-confidence to explore and master any field of science and technology.
As a matter of fact, it is these dynamic weapons that are sought from Iran by forces inspired by the rational policies of the Islamic Republic all over the region and beyond to defeat US clients and the so-called state-of-the-art multibillion dollar western weaponry.
Those in doubt should open their eyes to the gallantry of the Lebanese, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Palestinians, the Yemenis, and others, against the Zionists, the Yankees, the Takfiris, the Ba’thists, and the Saudis – all of whom have realized the futility of the UN arms embargo against Iran.
Thus, the 13-year ban imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had to come to its end on Sunday, although as part of Resolution 2231 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in order to provide a face-saving exit for those that had drafted it.
The Islamic Republic of Iran today relies on the skills of its own engineers and experts to boost defence capabilities by developing a wide range of advanced arms and systems that are now produced locally, on par with those of developed nations, as attested by military experts of Iran’s enemies.
These include ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Bavar-373 surface-to-air missile defence system, which was officially rolled out in August 2019, and which is on par with the state-of-the-art Russian S-400 system.
Iranian experts have also achieved technological know-how to produce fighter jet parts, and built Kowsar, which is on par with fourth-generation fighter jets, and are now all set to locally manufacture 5th generation fighter jets, to the chagrin of Washington.
Iran’s defence industries are for peace, progress, and prosperity of the country and the region, unlike the weapons of the US and West European countries, which have destabilized our neighbourhood and have killed millions of innocent Muslims.
In view of this reality, the UNSC should impose arms embargo on the US, France, Germany, and Britain, which are earning hundreds of billions of dollars through supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia and other client regimes.