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Iran says developed anti-cruise missile system.

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TEHRAN: A top Iranian military commander has said that the Islamic republic has developed an anti-cruise missile system, the state owned English language television station Press TV reported late Sunday.

"Despite thirty years of military sanctions by the enemy, the armed forces have taken appropriate steps toward self-sufficiency," Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani, who heads Iranian army s air defense office, said.

"Today, we are able not only to identify stealth cruise missiles, but also to destroy them," he added, without elaborating. Miqani said Iran was also improving its "existing defense system, constructing tens of anti-aircraft artillery pieces... and active and passive radars."

In May, Iran said it had launched a production line to manufacture cannons for warships which can be used against cruise missiles. Iran has boasted in the past of developing new weapons systems only for its claims to be met with scepticism by Western defense analysts.

Top military commanders have often said that Iran has developed missiles which can reach any corner of arch-foe Israel. Ties between Iran and Israel have deteriorated since the first term of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who said the Jewish state is doomed to be "wiped off the map."

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Sep 7, 2009
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