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Iran Celebrates Islamic Revolution by Unveiling Missiles

Mysterious Fire at Rocket Research Center Kills Three Scientists

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4 Feb 2019 (All day)
Iran Celebrates Islamic Revolution by Unveiling Missiles
Iran’s clerical regime celebrated the 40th anniversary of the violent coup which brought it to power over the weekend by, among other things, unveiling a new cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload 1,350 km which defense officials claimed had recently undergone a successful test. On Saturday, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) General Hossein Salami told an official media outlet that "If the Europeans, or anyone else, want to conspire to disarm Iran of missiles, we will be forced to make a strategic leap."

He added that in his opinion the world should "come to terms with the new reality of Iran's missile might: there are no obstacles or technical limitations to us increasing [their] range" but also hastened to add that the powerful new weapons he spoke of were merely part of the Islamic Republic’s "defensive strategy" which shouldn’t be cause for alarm among any of its neighbors.

On Sunday, CBS Face the Nation broadcast an interview with US President Donald Trump in which he said that although he is determined to re-deploy US forces out of the Middle East, he plans to keep a robust contingent in Iraq and possibly Afghanistan in order to monitor and if necessary act to contain Iranian aggression.

"We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do," he said.

Finally, a mysterious fire over the weekend at Iran’s self-described “Space Research Center” in Teheran did extensive damage to the facility and killed three scientists. Israeli and Western analysts have long suspected the Center of being a cover for aspects of Iran’s renegade ballistic missile program.

Here are some videos giving insights into the history of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and analysis of current events in the Islamic Republic


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