Iran to launch missile from sub

Iran to launch missile from sub

Iran attempted to conduct a test launch of a cruise missile from a submerged submarine in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. The test ended in failure, according to Defense officials.

Iran, which has received multiple warnings from the Trump administration regarding their nuclear-capable ballistic missile arsenals, conducted their first successful test of a submarine-based missile platform in February of this year. This week’s test may have been their first effort at launching that missile design from a submerged vessel, however.

The Washington Times reported that Iran has been purchasing sophisticated weapons from Russia including air-defense systems, nuclear assistance and possibly fighter jets and tanks.

According to RT,  in March, Iran’s defense minister, Hossein Dehqan, advised the US military to leave the Persian Gulf and stop causing trouble there.

“What are Americans doing in the Persian Gulf? They had better get out of this region and not cause trouble for the countries in the region,” Dehqan said in a statement carried by Iranian state media.

Dehqan’s was responding to remarks made earlier in March by United States Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel, who accused Iran of being a destabilizing influence in the region.

Iran missile launch
Iran missile launch

“We are also dealing with a range of malign activities perpetrated by Iran and its proxies operating in the region,” Votel said at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in describing Tehran’s alleged influence over Iraq and Syria.

“It is my view that Iran poses the greatest long-term threat to stability for this part of the world,” he said.

The statements made by military officials on both sides reflect the growing tensions between Iran and the United States.

 

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3 thoughts on “Iran to launch missile from sub

  1. Are Fox viewers the only ones in the world still ignorant of the fact that Obama “gave” Iran no US taxpayer dollars? He returned to them their own assets, their own money that had either been frozen because of sanctions or paid up front on contracts here that were then cancelled because of the Revolution. It is astounding after all this time that so many people still do not have the facts correct. Is that on purpose? Or is watching Fox as a steady diet dangerous to your intelligence?

  2. Great.. let them put a nuke on one of them and launch it off the central east coast USA up in the sky…. say goodbye to POWER and everything else for up to a year. An EMP that close would wipe out most electrical grids. They do NOT have to make it hit anything.. they just gotta get it up in the air and they will ruin us. Thats what I’m worried about with the North Koreans. They HAVE succeeded in launching a missile 44 miles up.. perfect distance to explode a nuke and wipe out power from San Francisco to San Diego.

    Can you imagine either of those situations? I can’t.. it would put us into the stone age.

  3. We really do need to deal with both the Iranians and N. Koreans. I’m sure Putin and Trump discussed this mess (Iran for them). He already spoke with China about N. Korea. We could probably work out a trade, China gets Iran, Russia gets Syria, and we get N. Korea. The Russians are already in Syria, China needs oil and would love to have Iran, and we get a unified Korea. These were sovereign nations until their behavior got disruptive.

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