IRGC Aerospace Force Commander General Amir Ali Hajizadeh: 'We are a superpower now'

General Hajizadeh: Iran had plan to strike 400 targets in event US retaliated immediately after Ayn Al-Asad attack.

Mordechai Sones ,

Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guards
Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guards
Reuters

IRGC Aerospace Force Commander General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said in a Channel 2 (Iran) interview that he would like to thank the start-up companies, the universities, and the people from Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industries Organization for their help in the construction of the first-stage engine of the missile that launched the Noor satellite into orbit on April 22, 2020, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Saying that Iran is now a superpower, he said that the Noor satellite’s orbit passes over the U.S. and other countries that Iran can’t fly planes over, and he went on to explain that the first-stage engine used liquid fuel that is also used in surface-to-surface missiles because it was a cheaper option.

He elaborated that the first-stage engine had belonged to an old missile that had been in storage, and that in the future, Iran will develop a solid-fuel first-stage engine. Furthermore, he said that since Iran used a portable launch pad, it has no need for a stationary command center.

Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guards
Reuters

He also promised to advance Iran’s space technologies, to strengthen Iran every day, and to secure Iran such that nobody would dare threaten it.

Later in the interview, General Hajizadeh said that the Americans have a false sense of security, that they only threatened to attack Iran and its cultural sites after hearing the Iranian people’s chants of revenge following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, and that Iran had a plan to strike 400 targets in the event that the U.S. retaliated immediately after the Ayn Al-Asad attack.




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