Iran Claims: We Developed A Cruise Missile with A Range of 1,650 km
Iran said on Friday, February 24, that it developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km, in a move likely to raise Western concerns after Russia's use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war, British media reported, citing Iranian media.
An Iranian television report broadcast what it said was the first footage showing the new Paveh cruise missile.
Iran’s ballistic missile tests and satellite launches in recent years have been condemned by the West and particularly the US, which says that Iran’s ballistic missile tests are a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231, which enshrined the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Iran denies its ballistic missiles violate this UN resolution. Separately, Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace force, also spoke of Iran's often repeated threat to avenge the US killing of a top Iranian commander, saying, "We are looking to kill (former US President Donald) Trump."
"Our cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km has been added to the missile arsenal of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Hajizadeh was quoted as having told state TV. "God willing, we are looking to kill Trump. (Former Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo ... and military commanders who issued the order (to kill Soleimani) should be killed," (INN / VFI News)
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