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Iran prepared to counter military threats: Minister

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is at the highest level of to counter any threat against the country, Defence Minister Amir said.

"Today, the Islamic Republic of stands at the peak of defence to counter any threat or act of aggression," was quoted as saying by the state TV.

He said has attained such a high level of despite being under sanctions, reported.

US sanctions against the country have failed to hinder Iran's boosting of its defence power, he added.

On Tuesday, the Iranian Ayatollah ruled out the possibility of a war between and Washington, despite the rising tensions that have fuelled worries about an armed conflict between the two rivals.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 01:12 IST
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