Iran’s president unveils long-range missile defense system, says ‘talks are useless’

Iran’s president struck a muscular tone on dealings with the U.S., saying Thursday that “talks are useless” at a time of rising tension with the United States.

President Hassan Rouhani made the comment in a speech in Tehran during the unveiling of the Bavar-373, a long-range surface-to-air missile system that he described as an improvement to the Russian S-300.

Now that our enemies do not accept logic, we cannot respond with logic,” Rouhani said in the televised speech.

Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf with a surface-to-air missile in June. It said the drone was over its territory, but the United States said it was in international airspace