Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized dealings with US on Thursday saying the talks with Washington are “useless.” His comment came in a speech in Tehran during the unveiling of the Bavar-373, a long-range surface-to-air missile system that he said was an improvement to the Russian S-300.
“Now that our enemies do not accept logic, we cannot respond with logic,” Rouhani noted in the televised speech.
“When the enemy launches a missile against us, we cannot give a speech and say: ‘Mr. Rocket, please do not hit our country and our innocent people. Rocket-launching sir, if you can please hit a button and self-destroy the missile in the air,’ Rouhani said.
On Wednesday, Iran’s state TV reported that the Bavar-373 is able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons.
“With this long-range air defence system, we can detect … targets or planes at more than 300 km (190 miles), lock it at about 250 km, and destroy it at 200 km,” Defence Minister Amir Hatami told the state television.