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August 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Plans Massive Ballistic Missile Test

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Iranian Khalij Fars missile on transporter.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Khalij Fars missile on transporter. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran is set to hold a massive ballistic missile test in the near future.

“The IRGC Aerospace Force will hold a large-scale ballistic missiles war-games soon,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Friday while addressing a ceremony in the northern Iranian city of Qaemshahr, Fars News Agency reported.

Earlier this year, Hajizadeh touted plans to upgrade and replace Iran’s existing Fateh, Qiyam, and Qadr missiles with a new generation of missiles, despite international sanctions on the Iranian missile program.

“We will abolish Fateh 110 missiles (short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant, high-precision ballistic, with advanced navigation and control systems) as well as the mid-range Qiyam (high-precision ballistic) and Qadr (first generation of air-launched precision-guided) missiles to replace them with new missiles,” Hajizadeh said.

The issue of Iran’s ballistic missile program has been a contentious one during the debate over the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. Congress. Many lawmakers have criticized the agreement for allowing the international arms embargo to be lifted after five years of the deal and the ballistic missile sanctions to be lifted after eight years.

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  • Dare I say it? Iran is full of threats, is mad enough to carry them out. However, Iran underestimates the skill and brilliance of Israel. Just to make us all laugh, Islam truly believes the arrival of the ‘Madhi’ (guess where this came from!) We the rest of the world will be set tothe left of ‘Allah’ as goats ready to burn in Hell. Holy Islam to the right of ‘Allah’ and paradise. I personally think this is Israel’s Ace card. Israel is rational 21st Century rationale. Iran is irrational of the 7th Century. Obama is coming to the end of his term, what surprises me is the US electorate have not gotten rid of him yet? Obama’s role as a Western leader of predominately Christian nations should be taking a more rational stand, part of this stand aught to have been addressing the Christian problem in the middle east. The only good thing Obama has authorized is the assault on Osama Bin Laden. From this point I anticipated the US would have assisted Syrian troops, rather than terrorist groups. Certainly not back the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. This whole thing has escalated. Though Obama’s half brother is a leader of African MB! Obama’s influence on Europe and Scandinavia is finally back firing. In my opinion what aught to be happening is all Europe, Scandinavia and US need to be standing behind Israel to take on not only Shiia IRAN but Sunni rest of mid east. The only solution to peace is to eradicate Islam since it will not reform its ideology, in order to be taken seriously.

  • Mike Levy

    The Democratic senators who remain undecided must be absolute idiots. I believe that if one had to put the decision to a primary school grade five student, he or she wouldn’t hesitate to vote no to the Iran bad deal,

  • Yeshayahu Goldfeld

    I hope that Israel knows how to have these missiles rain down upon Persia and turn it into a waste land .

  • The Bible instructs believers to resist the Devil to send him packing. The unbelieving and fearful readily try to pacify him. They buy him a new trident to do as he pleases with it…and he will.

  • Allan Fritz

    I think our President and Secretary of State wanted to have an agreement in spite of the danger. Excuse us for having a wimp for a President.

    COL, (Ret.)

  • Steve syst

    Obama hates Israel and Netanyahu he is a Muslim sympathizer and would be one if not for his wife who hates every white person and would not want shariah law

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