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Published On:05 August 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

US-Israeli Threat: Iran's Missile readiness

By Dr. Abdul Ruff


USA and Israel do not want any Muslim nation to become strong for strategic reasons and the terror war ignited in Afghanistan and Pakistan by USA, as per the CIA scheme, has spread gradually to other Muslim nations- not epicentered in Libya.


Iran which had fought a bloody war with it neighbor Iraq for 10 log years, has been on American target for years now. Deadly attempts have been made by the West to destabilize this Islamic nation for which some other Muslim nations also lend nonsensical support. Saudi Arabia, for instance, openly declared its promotion of Zionist attack on Iran and said it, like Pakistan had done for USA to attack Afghanistan, could offer Saudi soil for fascist Israel to attack Iran.


Iran remains locked in a standoff with the West over its peaceful nuclear program, at par with a similar facility in many other countries, because the USA and its terror allies “suspect” is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Iran rejects the charges and denies it is seeking nuclear bombs and the means to deliver them. The Iran program is therefore only for peaceful purposes, although it has the right to make nukes at par with other nuclear powers.


Both Israel and Israel’s boss USA consider Iran as the No. 1 threat to this whole Mideast region and beyond. For fascist Israel, Iran remains the worst enemy- worse than the Arabs or Palestinians whom it kills on a regular basis with tacit support from the notorious UNSC and other terror organizations.


Sensing a possible terror danger from West and Israel, Iran keeps upgrading its missile capabilities by distance. These missile arsenals are considered by European nations as a serious threat but Israel takes it cool and this illegal entity in Mideast would even be removed from the world map in a war with Iran.


Early July a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh claimed that his country has taken all necessary security precautions to defend its people and territories including all vital installations from any possible terror attack from USA or Israel or from both. Iran also has the ability to produce even longer range missiles than those currently in its arsenal. But the commander of the Guard's Aerospace Force, stressed that Iran will not manufacture such missiles because Israel and illegal US bases in the Gulf are already within its reach.


The remarks came as Iran is conducting 10 days of war games, its latest show of military force amid a standoff with the West over the country's legitimate nuclear program made a controversial issue by USA and Israel. Hajizadeh said the Guard's arsenal already includes missiles with a range of about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) — putting Israel, US bases in the Persian Gulf and parts of southeastern and eastern Europe within Iran's reach. The missiles were specifically designed for Israeli and US targets. Iran's known missiles of such range are the Shahab-3 and the Sajjil.


Hajizadeh reiterates that there is no threat from any country to us other than the US and the Zionist regime and the range of Iran’s missiles has been designed on the basis of the distance to the Zionist regime and the US bases in the Persian Gulf region. A 10-day military exercise conducted recently by the elite Guards was designed to deter Iran's enemies by showing Iran is ready and able to hit back at US bases in the Middle East and at Israel.


The powerful Iran Guard, which is in charge of Iran's missile program, kicked off the war games by unveiling an underground smart missile silos for the first time, claiming that medium- and long-range missiles stored in them are ready to launch if Iran was attacked. The silos are widely viewed as a strategic asset for Iran in the event of a US or Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities. As part of the exercise, Iran also fired 14 missiles, including Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 as well as Zelzal missile.


Shahab-3 ballistic missile (2,000 km) is the Iran’s most effective defensive missile. Iran has home-made missiles with a range of 2,000 km, designed to travel a distance specifically to hit US illegal interests and fascist Israel. The Iranian-made surface-to-surface missiles, with a maximum range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles), were fired on Tue Jun 28, 2011 simultaneously at a single target. Iran's Revolutionary Guards tested 14 missiles as part of war games intended as a show of strength towards the Islamic Republic's enemies Israel and the USA.


Since USA and Israel have said they do not rule out military strikes on Iran, the range of Iran’s missiles has been designed based on American bases in the region as well as the Zionist regime. The Guards fired nine Zelzal missiles, two Shahab-1s, two Shahab-2s and one upgraded Shahab-3 missile. Iranian officials have previously announced that the Shahab 3 can reach targets up to 2,000 km away, putting Israel and US bases in the Gulf within reach.


Iran test-fired on Sat Jul 9, 2011 two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean earlier this year, the first time it has fired missiles into that sea. In the month of Bahman (Jan 21-Feb 19) two missiles with a range of 1,900 km (1,180 miles) were fired from Semnan province (in northern Iran) into the mouth of the Indian Ocean. Iran usually tests its missiles in extensive deserts in the heart of the country, so the firing into the Indian Ocean is an unusual move, aimed to prove Tehran's longstanding claims it can hit targets beyond its borders.


On 16 December 2009, Iran successfully test-fired a long-range, improved Sejil 2 missile. The two-stage, solid fuel Sejil missile had a longer range than the Islamic Republic's Shahab model. The Fateh-110 is a solid propellant surface to surface missile, with a reported range of about 170 kilometers. Shahab-3 ballistic missile means Meteor-3 or Shooting Star-3 in Farsi, alternatively designated Zelzal (Earthquake) and is derived from the North Korean No-dong missile. The Samen is a tactical solid propellant ballistic missile.


The USA as well as its chief strategic advisor Israel is ill-focused on Islamic Iran and is eager to destabilize the nation and effect a fake regime change to being back pro-US regime. Iran is at odds with major powers over its nuclear work, which the United States and its allies say are intended to enable Iran to produce bombs. Iran denies the allegations and says it wants only to generate electricity.


USA has made several roguish attempts to destabilize Iran and remove the president Ahamadinejad by employing the opposition in Iran to create problems- the same way the militants in Libya have been fooled by CIA to support the NATO oil goals. But their gimmicks did not yield fruits.


The USA and Israel, Iran's arch foes, supported by some Sunni Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE, have threatened Iran with terror attack and Obama has not ruled out “military action” if diplomacy fails to end the nuclear row. Israel does not want any diplomatic solution.


Western intelligence reports say Iran is seeking to acquire the capability to produce inter-continental missiles with a range of up to 3,750 miles (6,000 kilometers), a claim Iran has denied. Hajizadeh said Iran "possess the technology" but will not manufacture missiles with a range over 1,250 miles.


Iranian missiles are no threat to Europe. Except America and the Zionist regime, Iran does not feel a threat from any other country. Iran has the technological capacity to build longer-range missiles, the 2,000-km range had been chosen precisely with Israel and U.S. bases in mind. The Guards also unveiled new underground ballistic missile silos which they said would reduce launch times as missiles would not need to be moved prior to being launched.


Israel has taken new missiles of Iran very seriously and said this new Iranian “bragging” is a renewed threat and demonstrates once again the “aggressive policies” of the ayatollahs' regime.


An Observation


By skillfully exploiting the Sept-11 USA has set up military bases across the globe, especially in Islamic world. Some US bases in Iraq and Afghanistan are as close as 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Iran's borders and can easily be hit by Iran in case of an attack.


Iran considers Israel and USA its top enemies. By all indications, Iran already possesses nuclear bombs and Iran’s president Ahmadinajad had once even mentioned it by declaring that Iran to be a nuclear state. USA and its allies continue to undertake hostilities against Iran with a threat of terror war.


Iran's military capability was for purely defensive purposes but is happy if its show of strength rattles the West. US military bases in the region are in a range of 130, 250 and maximum 700 km in Afghanistan which Iran can hit with these missiles. US military defeats in neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan have shown Pentagon terror power is limited. .


Israel still thinks Iran is weak after its 10 year long war with Iraq with US weapons but that is a terrific mistake on the most intelligent Zionist terror strategists who think the could destroy Iran chiefly because some Arab nations are also against Iran and would not support it with arms. Saudi Arabia is on record saying it could let Israel use its territories to attack Iran. Riyadh has not restated its argument, though.


Israeli and western analysts have often doubted Iran's claims of technological progress in its defense industry which is under tight international sanctions due to western concerns it is seeking nuclear weapons capability.


China, among other nations, assisted Iran with the technology to produce the solid-propellant unguided ballistic Mushak-120. Russia will make good on a delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran. Moscow plays delay tactics and unilaterally suspended the delivery of the S-300s after the United States and Israel expressed concern that Iran could use the S-300s to shield its nuclear facilities which they suspect are part of an atomic bomb program.


Iran is strong militarily and economically. If besieged or attacked by US-Israeli terrorists, Tehran could retaliate by launching hit-and-run strikes in the Gulf and by closing the Strait of Hormuz. About 40 percent of all traded oil leaves the Gulf region through the strategic waterway.
If all the regional states have the highest defensive capability, the Zionist regime would have never allowed itself to carry out any act of aggression over Palestine or Lebanon or Iraq. A divided Muslim word and anti—Iran Arab nations can still promote Zionist crimes and expansionism.


Iran is not the enemy of Islam and Muslims, but the Israel and the neo-colonial western terrorcracies indeed are!


[Dr. Abdul Ruff is Specialist on State Terrorism. He is Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA). He is former university Teacher, Analyst in International Affairs and an Expert on Middle East. He can be contacted at abdulruff@gmail.com]

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