iran-iron-dome-missile.siIran says it has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system, which makes the airspace above the Islamic Republic the safest in the Middle East. “Today Iran’s Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran’s airspace is the safest in the region,” said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Iran’s parliament, as quoted by local Fars news agency. Aboutorabifard dubbed the system the “real Iron Dome,” in reference to the joint US-Israeli Iron Dome missile shield which protects the Jewish state from missiles fired by Hamas fighters. The vice speaker stressed that Iran’s air defense system has “the highest deterrence power in the region.” He also spoke of an unnamed US military official who, according to Aboutorabifard, acknowledged Tehran’s high defensive abilities, saying that Iran has harnessed the US military’s capabilities in the Middle East region. Iran first announced plans to create a mid-range and long-range national missile defense system back in August. More