Forces MilitaryDays before a big military ceremony, Iran has made more unverified claims of new missile technology.
Iran says it has successfully tested a cutting edge surface-to-surface medium range rocket with advanced guidance systems.
Reuters reports the claim came with this statement from General Majid Bokaei, Iran’s deputy defence minister: “When this missile was tested, all the enemies’ destroyers and ships retreated from near our borders.”
He then said it’s capable of entering space, then re-entering the atmosphere at “high speed” and “completely destroys the target vessel or warship.”
Pieter Wezeman, a senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), voiced scepticism to Reuters reporters, saying that it’s difficult to verify, and that Iran’s missiles have always suffered accuracy problems.
“We always have to be aware of the propaganda value of all these claims,” Wezeman told Reuters.
So far, no Western officials have come forward to confirm a military detection of such a missile launch.
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