Under the Iran nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran, Iran is forbidden from testing missiles.
Nonetheless, a senior Iranian military commander is boasting that Iran could destroy Israel in less than 8 minutes, indicating that the country has the military capability to carry out a devastating attack.
The Iranian Supreme Leader has repeatedly threatened to annihilate Israel despite its claims that Iran is only developing nuclear weapons for self-defense.
From DailyMail …
Senior military adviser Ahmad Karimpour said the country had the capacity to ‘raze the Zionist regime’ using the ‘abilities and equipment’ Iran had at its disposal.
The warning came just weeks after Iran claimed to have successfully tested 2,000km-range missiles capable of hitting Israel.
According to the Times of Israel, Karimpour – an adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force – said: ‘If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.’
Earlier this month, Tehran military chiefs hailed the accuracy of a rocket it claimed could leave the Earth’s atmosphere before hitting its target ‘without error’.
‘A missile with a 2,000-kilometre range was tested two weeks ago,’ said General Ali Abdolahi, adding that it has a negligible margin of error of just eight metres (yards).
‘We can guide this ballistic missile. It leaves the Earth’s atmosphere, re-enters it and hits the target without error,’ the armed forces deputy chief-of-staff said, quoted by the website of state broadcaster IRINN.
In early March, Iran carried out several short, medium and long-range (300 to 2,000 kilometres) precision missile tests across its territory, mostly from underground bases.
The series of tests have come in for criticism from the United State, Britain, France and Germany.
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