Iran test-fires missiles that can reach Israel

Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel in response to threats of military action against the country, Iranian media reported.

Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to force it to halt its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has military force on the table as a last resort, but U.S. officials have repeatedly encouraged the Israelis to be patient while new sanctions against Iran take effect.

The Islamic Republic announced the “Great Prophet 7” missile exercise on Sunday after a European Union embargo against Iranian crude oil purchases took full effect after another fruitless round of big powers talks with Tehran.

Iran’s official English-language Press TV said the Shahab 3 missile with a range of 1,300 km – able to reach Israel – were tested along with the shorter-range Shahab 1 and 2.

“The main aim of this drill is to demonstrate the Iranian nation’s political resolve to defend vital values and national interests,” Revolutionary Guards Deputy Commander Hossein Salami was quoted by Press TV as saying.

He said the tests were in response to Iran’s enemies who talk of a “military option being on the table”. “The maneuvers are an answer to the rude words spoken against Iran,” Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Fars said dozens of missiles had been aimed as simulated air bases and that Iranian-built unmanned drones would be tested on Wednesday. Analysts challenge some of Iran’s military assertions, saying it repeatedly exaggerates its capabilities.

Tehran regularly states its military dominance in the Gulf and has tested nerves across the oil industry, which is concerned by disruption in global crude supplies.

Iran has previously threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which passes more than a third of the world’s seaborne trade, in response to increasingly harsh sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies.

“The message of the … missile maneuvers is that our country with full force is ready to provide security in the Persian gulf region and security for the transit of oil cargo,” said foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast.

The EU embargo aims at pushing Iran to curb uranium enrichment that Western countries say is aimed at developing an atomic weapons capability, an accusation Iran has denied. Tehran says it wants only civilian nuclear energy from enrichment.

On Monday, a group of Iranian parliamentarians proposed a bill calling for country to try to stop oil tankers shipping crude through the Strait of Hormuz to countries that support sanctions against it.

However, the Iranian parliament is relatively weak, analysts say, and the new measure has no chance of becoming law unless sanctioned by Iran’s clerical supreme leader.

Reuters

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    And soon they can reach the US. Then we will see a real 9/11.The first one was a set-up.

    • Leborigine

      Do you have any respect for humanity? Do you know anyone who was killed in 9/11? FYI, they were mostly innocent people and mostly foreigners. They were fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and they were all someones children. Let me ask you something Mahdi, do you have a family?? Imagine an immediate member of your family got killed for no reason, imagine one of your kids got killed? how would you feel?? Is it worth it??
      Please do not reply with “Israel is doing the same to palestinians” = The Lebanese, syriansand even HA have done much worse to the palestinains than what israel has ever done!

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Even though you ask me not reply IsraHELL is doing the same to palestinians I am going to do it anyway. IsraHELL does the same to the Palestinians!

        • shloime

          that’s interesting.  you complain that lebanon doesn’t build hospitals in the south, but israel treats palestinians (and lebanese) in israeli hospitals.

          but cursing those who help you is SO typical.

        • shloime

          that’s interesting.  you complain that lebanon doesn’t build hospitals in the south, but israel treats palestinians (and lebanese) in israeli hospitals.

          but cursing those who help you is SO typical.

        • 5thDrawer

          I was walking in Tyre with an old Uncle of a good friend (experienced fellow) who has managed to live there his whole life …. (amazing)
          We passed a fairly new modern-looking building and I remarked on it. He said:
          “Ah, yes … it’s a hospital. (small smile) It’s where you go to die.”
          We broke up laughing … there’s nothing else one can do but laugh when you know Lebanese ‘Health Care’.

        • master09

          Like the Arabs do to their people, Arab Palestinians.
          … the Arabs in Palestine were asked to stay and live as citizens in the Jewish state. Instead, they chose to leave, either because they were unwilling to live with the Jews, or because they expected an Arab military victory which would annihilate the Zionists. They thought they could leave temporarily and return at their leisure.
          the substantial, active role the Arab Higher Committee played in the exoduses from Haifa, Tiberias, and Jaffa as an important part of understanding what he called the “birth of the Palestinian refugee problem”.[9]
           Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homeland, while it is we who constrained them to leave it. Between the invitation extended to the refugees and the request to the United Nations to decide upon their return, there elapsed only a few months.[13]

          How is Isreal going to stop and give up and not do what they do,when you have in the NORTH a group that says we will not stop until we destroy the JEWS. Hamas who will not see the state of Isreal, as a people….and will not stop firing rockets untill they destroy the JEWS What  do you xpect the Jews to do, put down their weapons and hang the head to be cut off…
          How can they stop protecting themselves and not stop the the rockets….
           
          They have said 100 times put down the rockets, we will sit down on a table and we will talk on what steps should be taken for peace and you must allow the Jews to be able to live…. Isreal offered 94% of the land to the Palestinians with some land swaps and on 94 occations the Arabs would not let the Palestinians take the deal… So WHY 94%……is that not enough or you people should just take over 100% of the world…..I am no jewish supporter or for that fact support anyone, but for peace to happen it is not just the demands of one side that must be met.. Just like the Arabs are humans so are the Jews and they both deserve to live side by side in peace..

          That is what 43% of Arabs  want in Isreal. The others are brainwashed with hate and a bomb strap around the waste…….Why did Jordan xpel the Palestinians and why is it that the Arabs do not give Palestinians jobs, why is it that in total the Arabs give 7 million dollars to feed them and the western world combined give 435 million…. Tell me how the Arabs care for the Palestinians, they do not, this is not about the people. It is something even smaller than that…. think about what that mite be…

          Peace is from both sides……or there can not be peace…    

    • master09

      Wow killing is all you can think of…
      Oh yes I will save you some time and say it for you, THE JEWS AND THE YANKS ARE THE ONLY KILLERS. lol
       No wonder why the ME will always be in the SHIT state it,s in… at least the ones you hate so much do not kill their own people……   .  

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Muslims only kill each other because of US paying some wahabis to do so.

        • master09

          That makes it ok. LOL You guys always say USA, Isreal and all west is all about money. So what your saying is if we give you all some money you will continue to kill each other.I .better start the KILL EACH OTHER FUND IN THE MID E… how funny the Arabs muslims will kill each other for money….. I,m sorry but that makes the ARABS worse than, well can,t think of anything worse than killing brothers and sisters… and you use the word ONLY…

        • shloime

          and all the bombings in iraq, of both sunni AND shia mosques have ALL been wahabis?  really?

          rotflmao!

        • deptyGod

          wahabis r shytans mr

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Muslims only kill each other because of US paying some wahabis to do so.

        • shloime

          and all the bombings in iraq, of both sunni AND shia mosques have ALL been wahabis?  really?

          rotflmao!

        • deptyGod

          wahabis r shytans mr

      • shloime

        you forgot to blame the bicyclists.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes … those damn Estonians thinking they can cycle everywhere ….

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes … those damn Estonians thinking they can cycle everywhere ….

        • deptyGod

          hehe yu thung yu funy mr.

        • deptyGod

          hehe yu thung yu funy mr.

        • master09

          You see the Arabs are so brainwashed all they can do is blame everyone else but themselves..They say the Jews, America and the west kill the muslims and the Arabs, but fail to talk about how the Arabs themselves killed 100 times more of their people than the west and the Jews ever did… The funny thing is some of these clowns can say, the reason Arabs are killing each other is because America pays the money to the Arabs to kill their own people.. I mean wow the Arabs will kill their brothers and sisters, their own kind for a dollar…. funny people…

        • master09

          You see the Arabs are so brainwashed all they can do is blame everyone else but themselves..They say the Jews, America and the west kill the muslims and the Arabs, but fail to talk about how the Arabs themselves killed 100 times more of their people than the west and the Jews ever did… The funny thing is some of these clowns can say, the reason Arabs are killing each other is because America pays the money to the Arabs to kill their own people.. I mean wow the Arabs will kill their brothers and sisters, their own kind for a dollar…. funny people…

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    And soon they can reach the US. Then we will see a real 9/11.The first one was a set-up.

    • Leborigine

      Do you have any respect for humanity? Do you know anyone who was killed in 9/11? FYI, they were mostly innocent people and mostly foreigners. They were fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and they were all someones children. Let me ask you something Mahdi, do you have a family?? Imagine an immediate member of your family got killed for no reason, imagine one of your kids got killed? how would you feel?? Is it worth it??
      Please do not reply with “Israel is doing the same to palestinians” = The Lebanese, syriansand even HA have done much worse to the palestinains than what israel has ever done!

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Even though you ask me not reply IsraHELL is doing the same to palestinians I am going to do it anyway. IsraHELL does the same to the Palestinians!

        • shloime

          that’s interesting.  you complain that lebanon doesn’t build hospitals in the south, but israel treats palestinians (and lebanese) in israeli hospitals.

          but cursing those who help you is SO typical.

        • 5thDrawer

          I was walking in Tyre with an old Uncle of a good friend (experienced fellow) who has managed to live there his whole life …. (amazing)
          We passed a fairly new modern-looking building and I remarked on it. He said:
          “Ah, yes … it’s a hospital. (small smile) It’s where you go to die.”
          We broke up laughing … there’s nothing else one can do but laugh when you know Lebanese ‘Health Care’.

        • master09

          Like the Arabs do to their people, Arab Palestinians.
          … the Arabs in Palestine were asked to stay and live as citizens in the Jewish state. Instead, they chose to leave, either because they were unwilling to live with the Jews, or because they expected an Arab military victory which would annihilate the Zionists. They thought they could leave temporarily and return at their leisure.
          the substantial, active role the Arab Higher Committee played in the exoduses from Haifa, Tiberias, and Jaffa as an important part of understanding what he called the “birth of the Palestinian refugee problem”.[9]
           Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homeland, while it is we who constrained them to leave it. Between the invitation extended to the refugees and the request to the United Nations to decide upon their return, there elapsed only a few months.[13]

          How is Isreal going to stop and give up and not do what they do,when you have in the NORTH a group that says we will not stop until we destroy the JEWS. Hamas who will not see the state of Isreal, as a people….and will not stop firing rockets untill they destroy the JEWS What  do you xpect the Jews to do, put down their weapons and hang the head to be cut off…
          How can they stop protecting themselves and not stop the the rockets….
           
          They have said 100 times put down the rockets, we will sit down on a table and we will talk on what steps should be taken for peace and you must allow the Jews to be able to live…. Isreal offered 94% of the land to the Palestinians with some land swaps and on 94 occations the Arabs would not let the Palestinians take the deal… So WHY 94%……is that not enough or you people should just take over 100% of the world…..I am no jewish supporter or for that fact support anyone, but for peace to happen it is not just the demands of one side that must be met.. Just like the Arabs are humans so are the Jews and they both deserve to live side by side in peace..

          That is what 43% of Arabs  want in Isreal. The others are brainwashed with hate and a bomb strap around the waste…….Why did Jordan xpel the Palestinians and why is it that the Arabs do not give Palestinians jobs, why is it that in total the Arabs give 7 million dollars to feed them and the western world combined give 435 million…. Tell me how the Arabs care for the Palestinians, they do not, this is not about the people. It is something even smaller than that…. think about what that mite be…

          Peace is from both sides……or there can not be peace…    

    • master09

      Wow killing is all you can think of…
      Oh yes I will save you some time and say it for you, THE JEWS AND THE YANKS ARE THE ONLY KILLERS. lol
       No wonder why the ME will always be in the SHIT state it,s in… at least the ones you hate so much do not kill their own people……   .  

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        Muslims only kill each other because of US paying some wahabis to do so.

        • master09

          That makes it ok. LOL You guys always say USA, Isreal and all west is all about money. So what your saying is if we give you all some money you will continue to kill each other.I .better start the KILL EACH OTHER FUND IN THE MID E… how funny the Arabs muslims will kill each other for money….. I,m sorry but that makes the ARABS worse than, well can,t think of anything worse than killing brothers and sisters… and you use the word ONLY…

        • shloime

          and all the bombings in iraq, of both sunni AND shia mosques have ALL been wahabis?  really?

          rotflmao!

        • deptyGod

          wahabis r shytans mr

      • shloime

        you forgot to blame the bicyclists.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes … those damn Estonians thinking they can cycle everywhere ….

        • deptyGod

          hehe yu thung yu funy mr.

        • master09

          You see the Arabs are so brainwashed all they can do is blame everyone else but themselves..They say the Jews, America and the west kill the muslims and the Arabs, but fail to talk about how the Arabs themselves killed 100 times more of their people than the west and the Jews ever did… The funny thing is some of these clowns can say, the reason Arabs are killing each other is because America pays the money to the Arabs to kill their own people.. I mean wow the Arabs will kill their brothers and sisters, their own kind for a dollar…. funny people…

  • josephphdman

    there goal is to dominate the world and rule as shia,s empire , the only country now in there way is israel they want to wipe israel out of the map ,so they could invade the rest of the middleeast , and once that is mission accomplish , they will attck the rest of the world with nuclear weapons , so they could dominate the entire world , and there dream become true a persian shia empire world wide;  it is a similar ideology to the nazis, hitler germany who failed in world war 2 , this is the same evil  world domination , empire seekers by iran , if the world wo,nt weak up now before its too late , they will detroy most of the world in the years to come , and israel is first on there list

    • 73Corty77

      If I send you my address would you please send me some of the drugs you are taking. Its seems to be doing you well.

    • dateam

      what planet are you on? in this day and age noone can invade and take over a country…the only country that gets away with anything is israel….their going to do all that and the world will just watch???? look what happened to saddam….have you seen the map of greater israel? stop watching fox news

      • 73Corty77

        The days of Israel doing what it want is coming to an end. I just hope when that end comes there isn’t a heap of innocent people killed in the process.
         

      • shloime

        the map of greater israel?  are you being funny?

        israel is the size of the king ranch in texas!  yes, it’s a big ranch, but it’s still only one ranch!

        stop believing al-jazeera.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yah .. I think he was being funny … but I agree with him about not watching Fox ‘Invented-News’ and the paranoia – far worse than Al-Jazz. 😉

        • dateam

          from the euphratis to the nile…as for aljazeera thats the last station i would watch

        • dateam

          from the euphratis to the nile…as for aljazeera thats the last station i would watch

    • Moe2000

      Ur Crazy we are a Minority sect in greater Islam our Goal is to fight oppression of all who are oppressed We are oppressed we have a history of oppression…. Not one hospital every built by the Lebanese government in south Lebanon!! We barely had decent roads in South Lebanon until Iran came and built them we have Zero investment just like wherever else there is Shia in middle east…. Al Qatif Bahrain Northern Yemen…. Iraqi’s are good now they just have Wahhabi killer blowing up Iraqi babies in Iraq… Kuwait oppression is not as much as the rest they have Iraq to the north keeps them in check… Mousa Al Sadr founder of the Amal movement main objective was equality we where second class citizens in Lebanon…

      • 73Corty77

        Don’t forget the Ottoman empire when the ruthless Turks tried so very hard to eliminate all who wasn’t Sunni. This is our time to rise Moe. To rise and take back what belongs to us. These animals and make no mistake they know who they are need to feel the suffering our ancestors felt God willing.

        Gone are the days when the true people of Islam need to hide due fear of persecution. This is all thanks to Syria, Iran and most of all Sayyed Hassan who has stood up to these tyrants and said enough is enough. And as long as our people stay hand in hand, we will prevail. Inshallah      

        • 5thDrawer

          Gone are the days, alright … but you continue to revel in the past with some Ottomans?
          And that ‘we’ crap is about as weird as ‘true people of Islam’ who haven’t been able to agree on what’s true for a few millennia, obviously.

    • Moe2000

      Ur Crazy we are a Minority sect in greater Islam our Goal is to fight oppression of all who are oppressed We are oppressed we have a history of oppression…. Not one hospital every built by the Lebanese government in south Lebanon!! We barely had decent roads in South Lebanon until Iran came and built them we have Zero investment just like wherever else there is Shia in middle east…. Al Qatif Bahrain Northern Yemen…. Iraqi’s are good now they just have Wahhabi killer blowing up Iraqi babies in Iraq… Kuwait oppression is not as much as the rest they have Iraq to the north keeps them in check… Mousa Al Sadr founder of the Amal movement main objective was equality we where second class citizens in Lebanon…

      • 73Corty77

        Don’t forget the Ottoman empire when the ruthless Turks tried so very hard to eliminate all who wasn’t Sunni. This is our time to rise Moe. To rise and take back what belongs to us. These animals and make no mistake they know who they are need to feel the suffering our ancestors felt God willing.

        Gone are the days when the true people of Islam need to hide due fear of persecution. This is all thanks to Syria, Iran and most of all Sayyed Hassan who has stood up to these tyrants and said enough is enough. And as long as our people stay hand in hand, we will prevail. Inshallah      

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      If you are right, which you are not, I really hope that israHELL is first on there list!

  • josephphdman

    there goal is to dominate the world and rule as shia,s empire , the only country now in there way is israel they want to wipe israel out of the map ,so they could invade the rest of the middleeast , and once that is mission accomplish , they will attck the rest of the world with nuclear weapons , so they could dominate the entire world , and there dream become true a persian shia empire world wide;  it is a similar ideology to the nazis, hitler germany who failed in world war 2 , this is the same evil  world domination , empire seekers by iran , if the world wo,nt weak up now before its too late , they will detroy most of the world in the years to come , and israel is first on there list

    • 73Corty77

      If I send you my address would you please send me some of the drugs you are taking. Its seems to be doing you well.

    • dateam

      what planet are you on? in this day and age noone can invade and take over a country…the only country that gets away with anything is israel….their going to do all that and the world will just watch???? look what happened to saddam….have you seen the map of greater israel? stop watching fox news

      • 73Corty77

        The days of Israel doing what it want is coming to an end. I just hope when that end comes there isn’t a heap of innocent people killed in the process.
         

      • shloime

        the map of greater israel?  are you being funny?

        israel is the size of the king ranch in texas!  yes, it’s a big ranch, but it’s still only one ranch!

        stop believing al-jazeera.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yah .. I think he was being funny … but I agree with him about not watching Fox ‘Invented-News’ and the paranoia – far worse than Al-Jazz. 😉

        • dateam

          from the euphratis to the nile…as for aljazeera thats the last station i would watch

    • Moe2000

      Ur Crazy we are a Minority sect in greater Islam our Goal is to fight oppression of all who are oppressed We are oppressed we have a history of oppression…. Not one hospital every built by the Lebanese government in south Lebanon!! We barely had decent roads in South Lebanon until Iran came and built them we have Zero investment just like wherever else there is Shia in middle east…. Al Qatif Bahrain Northern Yemen…. Iraqi’s are good now they just have Wahhabi killer blowing up Iraqi babies in Iraq… Kuwait oppression is not as much as the rest they have Iraq to the north keeps them in check… Mousa Al Sadr founder of the Amal movement main objective was equality we where second class citizens in Lebanon…

      • 73Corty77

        Don’t forget the Ottoman empire when the ruthless Turks tried so very hard to eliminate all who wasn’t Sunni. This is our time to rise Moe. To rise and take back what belongs to us. These animals and make no mistake they know who they are need to feel the suffering our ancestors felt God willing.

        Gone are the days when the true people of Islam need to hide due fear of persecution. This is all thanks to Syria, Iran and most of all Sayyed Hassan who has stood up to these tyrants and said enough is enough. And as long as our people stay hand in hand, we will prevail. Inshallah      

        • 5thDrawer

          Gone are the days, alright … but you continue to revel in the past with some Ottomans?
          And that ‘we’ crap is about as weird as ‘true people of Islam’ who haven’t been able to agree on what’s true for a few millennia, obviously.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      If you are right, which you are not, I really hope that israHELL is first on there list!

  • zabada

    Iran will esily defeated,unless russia engage in the war.

  • Iran will esily defeated,unless russia engage in the war.

    • shloime

      but nobody wants to “defeat” iran, just stop them from enriching uranium.

      so far, it’s been the iranians who want to start a war.  something about “mahdaviat”….

      • Mahdi Kenaani

        YES the bombings have ALL been wahabis! End of discussion!

        • You can fight america,but you can,t fight U.N,all nation allies.You may win over America.Vietnam won.But you can,t win over U.N.Saddam do it and he loses.You must learn from History.If you can,t defeat the strong, join them.

  • master09

    Welcome back deptyGod now please try to have an imput…. 

  • master09

    Welcome back deptyGod now please try to have an imput….