Debkafile: The first ever footage of the Sejjil medium-range rocket designed to carry a nuclear warhead was shown on Iranian media this week. The 59-foot tall rocket was shown in its underground bunker along with trials.
Tehran has hitherto kept this rocket and its attributes closely secret. Western intelligence experts estimate that the Sejjil has a range of 2,000-2,500km.
It is powered with solid fuel in contrast to the other rockets in Iran’s war arsenal and can be launched from any angle whereas the Shehab series take off vertically. Iran can therefore fire the Sejjil at short notice for surprise attacks since its launch preparations take place underground and are hard to discover or disrupt. Read More …
Opinion: Some quick math.
- 2500 km = 1553 miles
- Tehran to Tel Aviv = 1210 miles
While Iran gave no explanation as to why it released footage of the rocket, the question and answer are rhetorical. A nation does not build a missile capable of carrying a nuke unless it plans to use it.
When it does, Obadiah 1:18 gives us a look at the outcome:
“The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.”