Report: Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile

Report: Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile
AP News 10-11-2015

(Meanwhile, under the cover of Putin’s war, his buddies in Iran continue to upgrade their campaign to destroy Israel. – LS)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, state TV reported on Sunday. It was the first such a test since Iran and world powers reach a historical nuclear deal.

Iran’s Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan, told the channel that the liquid-fuel missile “will obviously boost the strategic deterrence capability of our armed forces.”

He said the missile, named Emad or pillar in Farsi, was a technological achievement for Iran — able to be controlled until the moment of impact and to hit targets “with high precision.”

The channel showed footage of the huge missile being launched in a desert area, but it did not elaborate on the range of the missile or the specifics of the test firing.

This is the first test of a ballistic surface-to-surface missile by Iran since U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 in July, which endorsed a landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers. The resolution called on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Iran says none of its missiles are designed for that purpose. (LOL – LS)

Since 1992, Iran has emphasized a self-sufficient and indigenous military production industry, producing missiles, tanks and light submarines. The government frequently announces military advances which cannot independently verified.

The Islamic Republic already claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) that can hit Israel and U.S. military bases in the region.

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14 Comments on “Report: Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile”

    • Louisiana Steve Says:

      Regardless Dan, it’s yet another tool in Iran’s arsenal to destroy Israel.

      • joopklepzeiker Says:

        True !

      • The question is, what will the UN — under typically firm guidance from Obama’s behind, of course — do about it. Absolutely nothing.

        • joopklepzeiker Says:

          Correct !

        • Louisiana Steve Says:

          Agree. I just hope Iron Dome is up to task to handle this one.

          • joopklepzeiker Says:

            Iron Dome in developed for short range rockets .

            This must it be .

            David’s Sling (Hebrew: קלע דוד‎), also sometimes called Magic Wand (Hebrew: שרביט קסמים‎), is an Israel Defense Forces military system being jointly developed by the Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American defense contractor Raytheon, designed to intercept medium- to long-range rockets

          • Louisiana Steve Says:

            That’s a mean looking bird.

          • joopklepzeiker Says:

            Yep, but it must still be proven to be effective in an actual attack, the last tests where 90 % positive as i remember well.

            It must be possible for it to intercept even not ballistics trajectory rockets .

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Tehran said last month that its ballistic missile program was not connected to the UN Security Council resolution endorsing the July 14 accord with world powers that limits its nuclear program.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Iran is barred from developing ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

    Iran says it has ballistic missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles), which are capable of striking both Israel and Saudi Arabia. But the Foreign Ministry said that the UN’s resolution endorsing the deal did not have jurisdiction over its missile development.

    “Iran’s military capacities, especially ballistic missiles, are strictly defensive and, as they have not been conceived to carry nuclear weapons, they are outside the scope and competence of the Security Council resolution,” the ministry wrote in a statement.

    The P5+1 is a group of six world powers which, in 2006, joined together in diplomatic efforts with Iran with regard to its nuclear program. The term refers to the UN Security Council’s five permanent members (the P5); namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany.

    • Louisiana Steve Says:

      Glad you cleared this up. I’m sure the Israeli people feel a lot better now.

      • joopklepzeiker Says:

        I don,t now if they feel better now, but i know that they are not happy with this iran deal .

        Co signed by friend USA under the regime of dear leader obama, the corker bill worked out perfect !

        And that self inspecting thing , ain’t that nice ?

        • Louisiana Steve Says:

          Still, all this finger pointing and blame gaming is not helping Israel. The bottom line is the safety and threat to the people of Israel. Until a new administration takes office in the US, the ball is pretty much in Israel’s court. Actually, I’ve always agreed that the ‘deal’ is a bad one. But pointing that out is still not helping Israel. They already know, you can bet on it.

          • joopklepzeiker Says:

            Agree, so stop it .

            A ” new ” administration, lets hope, pray or whatever it will be much better .

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