Tehran stubbornly continues its controversial armament programs that threaten the security of the region and the entire world, especially its missile program, which the mullah regime spends lots of money on developing and supporting, even in light of the hardships facing the country such as the deterioration of the economy and the living conditions of the Iranian people.
Iran recently announces the launch of a military satellite, reminding the world of the terrorist threat Iranian missiles pose. There were numerous international condemnations, especially from the United States, France and Britain, as launching satellites is only a disguise for testing higher range Iranian missiles with the aim of expanding the area that Iran can threaten to include more countries, especially in Europe.
Washington has announced an investigation, and US Space Force commander General John W. Raymond said that the aforementioned satellite does not possess any military technology as Tehran has rumored, nor does it possess any intelligence capabilities, which confirms the hypothesis that the launch is only a cover to test missiles.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) announced the successful launch of its first military satellite into space, named Nour-1, which obtained orbit at a distance of 425 km from the earth. The IRGC also confirmed its intention to launch another satellite soon.
In February, the Iranian Ministry of Defense had announced that its first attempt at a satellite launch had failed, as it was unable to reach the required orbit.
Iran’s development of ballistic missile technology violates Security Council Resolution 2231 issued in July 2015, which demands that Iran refrain from any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Tehran possesses about 55,000 surface-to-surface missiles, according to the National Interest magazine. These missiles represent a major component of Iran’s military strength, which it depends on for any armed confrontation, as Tehran has not modernized most of its air fleet since the 1970s.
The Houthi terrorists in Yemen have previously used Iranian missiles in their attacks, Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria also possess missile capabilities from Tehran, and Hezbollah in Lebanon has long been supplied with Iranian weapons.
However, there are deep doubts surrounding the extent of these missiles’ precision capabilities, despite reports of Tehran developing them. Many of the Iranian missiles that were launched at the American Ein al-Asad base in retaliation for the killing of the Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani missed their targets, and some even landed inside Iran. A number of the missiles fired towards eastern Syria in October 2018 in response to the Iranian resistance attack on an IRGC military parade fell just seconds after they were launched from the Iranian province of Kermanshah.
Source » theportal-center