Tehran (Defapress) - The Iranian military has unveiled its latest missiles, accompanied by threats to use them against Israel.
News ID: 65002
Publish Date: 26September 2016 - 10:30
On Wednesday, Iran conducted a
military parade through its capital along with many other major cities. On
display were a wide variety of tanks and warplanes alongside troops.
But the parade also featured Tehran’s 16 ballistic missiles, as well as new projectile
featuring multiple warheads, known as the "Zolfaghar”. According to a message
written on the side of the truck transporting this missile, the Zolfaghar is
intended for Israel.
"If the leaders of the Zionist
regime make one false move, the Islamic republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa
to dust," it said.
According to General Amir-Ali
Hadjizadeh, commander of the aerospace wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the
missile has a range of approximately 466 miles. Given that it’s roughly 764
miles from Tel Aviv to the Iranian border, it’s hard to know what to make of
American Navy boats in custody of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the
"The recent decision of the American
criminals to give military aid to the usurper Zionist regime reinforces our
determination to increase our defense capabilities," said General Mohammad
Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, according to the Times
of Israel. Earlier this month, the US signed a record $38 billion military aid
package for Israel that will be doled out over the next ten years.
"The ultimate objective of the United States, the Zionist regime and those
who support terrorist groups…is to destroy the infrastructure of Syria and Iraq
in favor [of Israel]," Bagheri added.
Tensions have also been inflamed by recent standoffs between the Revolutionary
Guard and US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf.
"We tell the Americans that it’s better that the capital and wealth of the
American people should not be wasted on their inappropriate and detrimental
presence in the Persian Gulf," said Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari,
commander of the Revolutionary Guard, according to the Jerusalem Post.