Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards’ aerospace division said according to Fars: “In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions but it’s not like that anymore”.
Referring to missiles, he said: “Our production has increased three-fold compared to the past”.
The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place.
Hajizadeh said that the government, parliament and other Iranian officials had agreed on the need for ground-to-ground missiles.
According to recent reports, Iran has test-launched as many as 23 ballistic missiles since the signing of the JCPOA in July 2015.
In the House of Commons on Wednesday, Minister for the Middle East, Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP, confirmed that the UN panel of experts believed that Iran breached UN resolution 2216, about the availability of weapons going to Yemen. He said that the breach “emphasises again external interest in Yemen”.
Mr Burt was responding to a question from CFI Vice-Chairman, John Howell OBE MP, who had asked: “In seeking to explore the context for a ceasefire, does the UK believe that Iran has broken any United Nations sanctions?”