Tehran: Iran's Defense Minister Gen Ahmad Vahidi said the country's missile development shows that UN sanctions are ineffective and won't hinder defense programs.

Gen Ahmad Vahidi said Iran's missile program is ‘indigenous’ and has no reliance on foreign countries.

Today's comments come amid 10 days of war games in Iran's latest show of military might. Vahidi's statement was posted on the official website of the Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force.

Last week, Iran unveiled underground missile silos for the first time.

Iran is under four sets of UN sanctions over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment. The US and its allies accuse Iran of seeking to build a nuclear weapon, a claim Iran denies.

(Agencies)