Assessment: Manufactured entirely domestically, solid fuel-powered ‘Khaibar-Shekan’ reportedly able to reach 1,450 kilometers with great accuracy …
Iran unveiled a new missile on Wednesday with a reported range that would allow it to reach both US bases in the region as well as targets inside its archfoe Israel.
State TV reported that the missile uses solid fuel and has a range of 1,450 kilometers (900 miles).
It is called the Khaibar-buster, a reference to a Jewish castle overrun by Muslim warriors in the early days of Islam.
The report said the missile has high accuracy, is manufactured completely domestically, and can defeat missile shield systems. The information has not been independently verified.
Israel’s closest point to Iran is some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away.
“Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.” Ezekiel 38:5-6
The report comes as negotiations continue in Vienna to revive Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran, which has long said it does not seek nuclear weapons, insists its missile program is only a deterrent.
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