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Iran says will not seek approval from any power to develop weapons: Report

world Updated: May 23, 2018 13:23 IST
Reuters, London
Iran,United States,Iran defence

Troops march in a parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, outside Tehran, Iran, April 18, 2018. (AP File Photo)

The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces dismissed on Wednesday US demands for Tehran to curb its influence in the region, and said it would not seek permission from any country to develop defence capabilities.

“Iranian armed forces are now, thanks to God, more prepared than ever and will not wait for the permission or approval of any power to develop defence capabilities,” Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.

First Published: May 23, 2018 12:59 IST