Israel’s missile defense system Iron Dome is no match for Iranian missiles, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri told the semi-official Fars News Agency on Thursday.

Downplaying the effectiveness of the anti-missile system that is credited with destroying more than a hundred short-range rockets from the Gaza Strip, Jazayeri told Fars that Iron Dome was actually a failure, and that “what is said about this [Iron Dome] is mostly psychological warfare and propaganda.”

He added that “there is no iron dome in the world that we cannot pierce through.”

On Tuesday, American General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured an Iron Dome battery and praised the technological achievement of the anti-missile system, calling it “a great success”.