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    Iran Military Parade Showcases Missile That Threatens to Turn Israel to 'Dust'

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    The Iranian military has unveiled its latest missiles, accompanied by threats to use them against Israel.

    On Wednesday, Iran conducted a military parade through its capital. On display were a wide variety of tanks and warplanes alongside troops.

    But the parade also featured Tehran’s 16 ballistic missiles, as well as new projectile featuring multiple warheads, known as the Zolfaghar. According to a message written on the side of the truck transporting this missile, the Zolfaghar is intended for Israel.

    "If the leaders of the Zionist regime make one false move, the Islamic republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust," it said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    According to General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, commander of the air wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the missile has a range of approximately 466 miles. Given that it’s roughly 764 miles from Tel Aviv to the Iranian border, it’s hard to know what to make of the threat.

    "The recent decision of the American criminals to give military aid to the usurper Zionist regime reinforces our determination to increase our defense capabilities," said General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, according to the Times of Israel.

    Earlier this month, the US signed a record $38 billion military aid package for Israel that will be doled out over the next ten years.

    "The ultimate objective of the United States, the Zionist regime and those who support terrorist groups…is to destroy the infrastructure of Syria and Iraq in favor [of Israel]," Bagheri added.

    Tensions have also been inflamed by recent standoffs between the Revolutionary Guard and US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf.

    "We tell the Americans that it’s better that the capital and wealth of the American people should not be wasted on their inappropriate and detrimental presence in the Persian Gulf," said Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Revolutionary Guard, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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    • avatar
      jas
      Good for them. Maybe Iran can have another missile full of wind, to scatter the dust, and there will be peace in the Middle East.
    • Mystic-One
      They need one of those to take out this problem accross the whole world. They murdered most of my family in the Russian Revolution because they supported the Christian Czar and Czarista.

      When it comes down to it this is in God's hands. Vengnece is mine saith the Lord. Although his Holy Spirit works through human agency as well.
    • v76in reply toMystic-One(Show commentHide comment)
      Mystic-One, god has nothing to do with it.... please keep religious bs out of real world discussions.
    • avatar
      michael
      maybe directed to the populace and not for external consumption as it were?
    • Mikhas
      It means that hezbollah already has it in its inventory. Good.
    • avatar
      Celestial Angel
      ISRAEL HAVE A DOOMSDAY BOMB CALLED : THE SAMSOM TO DESTROY THE PLANET EARTH SEEKING TO DESTROY THE HEBREW PEOPLE.
    • FlorianGeyer
      At least the Zionists will die too. Thats ok.
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      peaceactivist2
      Iran should learn to talk less but work harder to her defense. Such big mouth as turning tel avis into dust? That a child would have known the answer to which city; tel avis or teharan, that would turn to dust!
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