Iran tests high precision ballistic missile!

Iran tests high precision ballistic missile!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff


Having been the target of anti-Islamic nations led by a killer nation called Israel, Iran has a prime duty to defend itself and to promote peace and stability in West Asia/Middle East. First, Iran must defend its own territories from enemy attacks. Israel has sworn to attack Iran under the pretext of its nuclear arsenals, although long back Tehran has announced abandoning of its nuke programs and the USA/Pentagon has testified to Iran’s no-plan for the WMD.

It is indeed funny that all western powers,  the NATO, IAEA, UNSC  ganged up against the people of Iran and weakened  their economy by harmful sanctions (economic terrorism),  knowing full well about the facts regarding the real intensions of Iran in conducting nuclear activities only for peaceful purposes.

Iran tested a new high precision ballistic missile on October 11 Sunday, signaling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal, apparently to match the capability of Israel- a serious threat to Iran and entire West Asia. . .

State television showed what appeared to be a successful launch of the new missile, named Emad, which will be Iran’s first precision-guided weapon with the range to strike its regional arch-enemy Israel.  “The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them … This greatly increases Iran’s strategic deterrence capability,” Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a televised news conference.

The Islamic Republic has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East, but its potential effectiveness has been limited so far by poor accuracy.

In August, Iran unveiled a new short-range missile named Fateh-313, which it said also offered improved precision over its predecessor, as part of an apparent drive to upgrade the accuracy of its missile arsenal. “What has become increasingly clear is Iran’s desire to enhance missile accuracy and lethality, a priority that very likely supersedes the need for seeking longer-range missiles,” Elleman said. The poor accuracy in 2010 meant Iran could use its missiles only as a “political weapon” to target enemy cities since their military utility was “severely limited”.

The Fateh-313 has solid fuel, allowing it to be set up and launched faster than liquid-fuelled missiles, and a range of 500 km — enough to hit targets in Gulf Arab powers locked in a regional cold war with the Islamic Republic, but not Israel. Improvements in accuracy could let Iran use its missiles in a wider variety of roles, for example by targeting military bases or economic assets rather than population centres.

Iran has now tested the latest version of ballistic missile in defiance of a ban by the United Nations SC which apparently does not apply nuclear, conventional and missile laws to Israel because of its proximity with all western powers and NATO while Israeli crimes against humanity are shielded by them led by Washington. The UN Security Council prohibits foreign powers from assisting Iran in developing its ballistic missile program in any way, a ban that will remain in place under the terms of the successful July 14 nuclear deal, (considered to be a  milestone in global diplomacy) that will see other sanctions lifted.

The UNSC also prohibits Iran from undertaking any activity related to ballistic missiles that could deliver a nuclear warhead, which applies to the Emad, but Iranian officials, seeking to defend their nation from possible Israeli terror misadventures,  have pledged to ignore the ban.  “We don’t ask permission from anyone to strengthen our defence and missile capabilities,” Dehghan said. “Our leadership and armed forces are determined to increase our power and this is to promote peace and stability in the region. There is no intention of aggression or threats in this action,” he added.

Targeted even by some Sunni nations, the Islamic Republic is really wary of a potential pre-emptive strike on its nuclear sites by Israel – considered by humanity as a powerful Satan, promoted and supported by many terrocracies.  Israel opposed nuclear deal that would bring USA closer to Iran and would incrementally reduce its self-importance; Israel made a big scene that a nuclear agreement Iran sealed with world powers in July may be insufficient to stop Tehran developing an atomic bomb. Israel presented Iran as a threat to all Arab nations.

The West-Iran accord curbs proliferation-prone aspects of Iran’s nuclear energy program in exchange for crippling sanctions being lifted. Iran says its nuclear activity is wholly peaceful. Israel is widely presumed to have the Middle East’s only nuclear weapons but it never opens its mouth about its illegal possession of WMD just like its illegal occupation of Palestine.

Emad has a range of 1,700 km, 500 metres accuracy and a 750 kg payload. It is a variant of the liquid-fuelled Shahab-3 missile, which has been in service since 2003 and has a similar range but is accurate only to within 2,000 metres.

The Emad represents a major leap in terms of accuracy. Israeli missile expert Uzi Rubin said it has an advanced guidance and control system in its nose cone. But Michael Elleman, senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said it would probably take Iran “many years… and dozens of flight tests” to master the new guidance technology that Israel has got  as a routine gift from Pentagon.

IAEA must step in to verify the existing Israeli nukes and ascertain their purposes as they are targeted on Arab nations and now Turkey.  The nuclear watch dog must ensure a strong Mideast free of nuclear arms.

Israel cannot be allowed to bully Arab nations and Iran. Israel is most feared and most hated terrocracy in West Asia. UNSC must ensure a peaceful West Asia and help end occupation of Palestine, instead of shielding the Zionist crimes against humanity.

Why should every nation be afraid of Israel or any other occupation nation?  UN has got a collective responsibility to ensure lasting peace world wide- starting form Mideast and South Asia where tow nuclear powers threaten the pace and tranquility of the region with their dreadful and practically useless nukes and their regular cross fires to terrorize the besieged Kashmiris. .


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