Iran has unveiled its first homemade fighter jet this morning – and boasted that the US would not dare attack the country because of its ‘power’.
The domestically built twin-seat Kowsar, which looks strikingly similar to the decades-old American F5, was displayed in a flypast in Tehran today.
Iran already has US-made F4, F5 as well as F14 fighter jets and also Russian-made Sukhoi aircraft in service.
This morning, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic’s military prowess was what deterred Washington from attacking it, adding that under President Donald Trump the United States was becoming isolated even from its own allies.
‘We should make ourselves ready to fight against the military powers who want to take over our territory and our resources,’ Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television ahead of Wednesday’s National Defence Industry Day.
‘Why does the United States not attack us? Because of our power, because it knows the consequences,’ Rouhani added.