“Capable of Striking Israel”: Iran Launches 16 Ballistic Missiles

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired 16 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles during exercises in Iran.

According to AP, the official news agency IRNA reported this on Friday.

In particular, the launch of the Emad, Ghadr, Sejjil, Zalzal, Dezful and Zolfaghar missiles took place. Their range of action is from 350 to 2000 kilometers. The IRGC announced that its short- and medium-range missiles are capable of reaching US bases in the region and Israel.

The official communiqué states that the missiles successfully hit one target simultaneously. The launch took place in the desert and, according to Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the massive exercise was “ a response to recent massive but senseless threats. '' from Israel.


“It was only a tiny fraction of hundreds of missiles capable of hitting any enemy target at the same time”, & ndash; he boasted.

On the second day of the exercise, cruise missiles were launched. Iran has already announced that it has missiles with a range of 1,000 to 2,000 kilometers. As noted in the Islamic Republic, the military exercises are aimed at increasing combat readiness and testing new weapons.


As previously reported, the exercise began with an experiment with an air defense system, which is supposed to protect, among other things, nuclear facilities. The air, naval and ground forces have worked out the defeat of targets at the near and far. Among other things, a demonstration of a rocket fired from the Natanza area towards Tel Aviv was presented.

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