Iranian missiles manufactured in Syria were used by Hezbollah against Israel during the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, and Iran’s support of the terror organization, as in the missile industry, is part of a regional strategy.
A top Iranian military official has threatened to attack Israel with Iran’s massive stockpile of missiles, while revealing that Iran produces its armaments in Syria.
Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported that the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, bragged that Iran has gained such advanced capabilities that no one would contemplate attacking the country.
“Our missile power has reached a point that the enemies won’t dare to invade,” the senior officer said at a cultural ceremony on Thursday held in commemoration of Brigadier General Hassan Tehrani-Moqaddam, who is considered the father of Iran’s missile program and who was killed in 2011.
Baqeri claimed that Iran’s progress in the missile industry was so sophisticated that none of the modern anti-missile systems could defeat the Iranian missiles in terms of speed, power and precision.
He also threatened what he called the “insane Zionist regime,” meaning Israel, that a war against the Islamic Republic will not end without Israel conceding defeat “in a humiliated manner.”
The top commander also said that Syria enjoys the missile industry that Iran set up in the city of Aleppo. He said the missiles manufactured in Aleppo were used by Hezbollah against Israel during the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, and Iran’s suport for the terror organization, as in the missile industry, is part of a regional strategy.
Iran’s military industry in recent years has made much progress in manufacturing a broad range of military hardware, making its army somewhat self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Despite the implementation of the nuclear deal signed a year ago, Iran has proceeded with its military build-up, and has conducted several weapons tests, in blatant violation of UN sanctions.
By: World Israel News Staff