Iran possesses missiles designed to target 'Israel'
General Talaee Nik explained that these missiles were developed by Iranian experts in response to existing Israeli threats and are named after the late General Qassem Soleimani.
The spokesperson for Iran's Defense Ministry, Brigadier General Reza Talaee Nik, has announced that Iran has developed missiles specifically designed for targeting the Palestinian territories occupied by "Israel".
General Talaee Nik made this statement during a memorial ceremony for martyrs in the city of Kabudarahang, located in the western province of Hamedan.
He emphasized, "Today, we possess missiles known as 'Israel-hitting missiles,' as their primary purpose is to target the occupied territories."
General Talaee Nik explained that these missiles were developed by Iranian experts in response to existing threats and are named after the late General Qassem Soleimani. They are referred to as "Israeli-hitting missiles."
Providing further details, he described the missile as being 11 meters in length, weighing approximately 7 tons, and carrying a 500 kg warhead. These missiles have a top speed of Mach 12 and a ground impact speed of Mach 5.
General Talaee Nik also mentioned that the missile has a range of 1400 km, with the potential to extend it to approximately 1700 to 1800 km.
Iran becomes a threat to "Israel"
Earlier this month, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Operations, Brigadier General Abbas Nilforooshan, revealed the plans for the new domestic hypersonic missiles that will impose "heavy costs" on the Israeli occupation.
Nilforooshan told the Iranian news agency Tasnim that Iran has limited the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometers by the orders of Iranian leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei, based on the country's operational doctrines and in light of enemy threats.
He did, however, point out that Iran would improve the range of its missiles if necessary, adding that his country is currently in the process of boosting the quality and capabilities of its missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers.
Referring to the Fattah hypersonic missile, which was presented in June, Nilforooshan explained that the missile that can move at a speed of Mach 14 to 15 has been dedicated to beat the Israeli occupation's anti-missile systems that Iran has full knowledge about.
The Brigadier General made it clear that Fattah and Iran's other new hypersonic missiles in development would impose significant damage on "Israel", pointing out that the time has come for the Israeli occupation's anti-missile systems to retire, as per Tasnim.
"I’m telling you with confidence that the Zionist regime’s missile defense systems are obsolete in confrontation with this [Fattah] missile," Nilforooshan stressed.