Iran’s growing arsenal raises concerns its missiles could hit targets in the region such as Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf.
As the Romans used to say–“Si vis pacem, para bellum”, meaning, ‘if you want peace, prepare for war”. Added to this is what Jesus said, namely “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed…But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder. ”
Let all people of good will hope and pray that Iran gets the bomb and, using it as a deterrent, is able to prevent Israel from blowing up the world.
Iran says it’s started large-scale production of a domestically-developed cruise missile designed for sea-based targets and capable of destroying warships.
Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said an unspecified number of samples of “Ghader,” or “Capable” as the missile is called in Farsi, were delivered to the Revolutionary Guard’s navy, assigned to protect Iran’s sea borders. His remarks were reported by state TV on Wednesday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks as he stands next to the Iranian-made new generation long range Cruise missile in Tehran August 23, 2011.
The cruise missile has a range of 124 miles (200 kilometers). It can reportedly travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight and smaller dimensions.
Iran’s growing arsenal is raising concerns, including its short and medium range ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets in the region such as Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf.
On Tuesday, the French envoy to the UN warned Iran on that it risks a military strike if it continues to develop its nuclear program. Ambassador Gerard Araud said in New York that “If we don’t succeed today to reach a negotiation with the Iranians, there is a strong risk of military action,” AFP reported.
The strike, he said, “would be a very complicated operation. It would have disastrous consequences in the region… all the Arab countries are extremely worried about what is happening.”