Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said Iran's military might should reach a level where no adversary could undermine the sovereignty of the Islamic establishment. "If an evil force decides to launch an attack on Iran out of ignorance, we will have to thwart their aggression even before they succeed to hit their targets," said Ahmadinejad.
However, he downplayed the threats of an attack on the country and said, "No one is capable of striking Iran. The Zionists have only been imagining stuff about an attack."
The Iranian leader made the comments in the capital Tehran during an August 22 speech to mark the National Defense Industry Day. "Iran's military clout should enable it to become a defense shield for all the oppressed nations," he added.
He made the comments at the unveiling ceremony of Iran's first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) known as the Karrar.
Preident Ahmadinejad hailed Iran's defense capacities and described the Islamic Republic as the only power that withstands Western "totalitarianism." "Today, defending Iran equals out with defending all humanity," the Iranian president noted.