According to Press TV, Vahidi told reporters on Monday “After making several types of military and non-military planes like ‘Saeqeh’ and ‘Iran 140,’ we are reviewing plans for manufacturing small passenger planes.”
He went on to say that experts have prepared the grounds for starting the project to manufacture planes with the passenger capacity of 50 to 100.
Vahidi explained on the advancements that will be unveiled next weeks
“These defense achievements have been designed and produced by committed Iranian experts.”
The minister warned that the Islamic Republic will give a proper response to threats against the country.
Vahidi said "The Islamic Republic of Iran will give a suitable response to any threats at the proper time and this will make the enemy regret its actions."
He added that Tehran’s policy is to stand up to any threats by Zionist regime and the West.
Iran’s defense minister made the remarks after a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Fayez Ghusn in Tehran.
General Vahidi said Iran considers Lebanon as an important front alongside Syria in fighting Zionist regime.