Shamkhani made the remarks while visiting an exhibition of air defense technological advancements in Tehran on Sunday, refuting arguments that try to bring the country’s missile power into negotiation with Western powers.
"The tests as well as the range of Iranian missiles are in proportions to the existing threats and there is no deviation in them toward unconventional weapons,” he asserted.
The air defense base has achieved great things with the help of universities and military centers and it has invested in the whole areas needed in air defense, he said.
He noted that Iran's enemies are highly advanced in terms of air defense and asserted that Iran has a long way to go in developing itself.
The airspace of Iran is now the safest space for civil aviation, Shamkhani asserted.
He added "Like its nuclear power, Iran's missile power is intrinsic, local, independent, and self-sufficient. And like the nuclear industry, this capability seeks peaceful measures.”