As Tehran’s crackdown on anti-regime protesters continues, Iran held a big military parade over the weekend, during which it unveiled its latest home-made nuclear capable ballistic missiles. According to experts, this move is aimed at bolstering Iran’s theocratic and ruthless regime, as dissidents are continuing their protests.
The showcase of nuclear capable missiles on Iran’s part (the 2000 km-range Qadr and short-range Fajr 5 types, together with short-range, anti-armor missiles, namely Toufan 2-M) arrives in the aftermath of the encounter between Israeli forces and an Iranian made drone (a knockoff of an American one actually) on Saturday. The new Iranian medium range nuclear capable missile is aimed at showcasing Tehran’s ballistic missile prowess and comes as a dire warning to Israel, as these new weapons in Iran’s paraphernalia can easily strike Israel when fired from within Iran’s territory.
Iran’s military leaders boasted their nuclear-capable medium-range missile capabilities, which by the way seems to share similarities to Pyongyang technology, saying that their latest weapon “can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defense shields due to their radar-evading capability” and “can carry different types of ‘Blast’ and ‘MRV’ (Multiple Reentry Vehicle) payloads to destroy a range of targets”.
Israel is worried that terrorist organizations funded by Iran (read Hamas,Hezbollah), which are currently operating along its borders, may be supplied with the respective technology, as tensions in the region are at all time highs, with Israel getting concerned about an imminent attack. As protests are continuing over Iran’s failing economy, the Islamic theocracy keeps investing the billions of dollars it received from Barack Obama’s administration catastrophic “nuclear deal” with the US on its military/ICBM technology, which are currently banned under international agreements.
According to various estimates, Iran spent at least 16 billion dollars in recent years on rogue operations in Syria and on military buildup.