‘Israel’ Tests Nuke-capable Missile System Aimed at Iran
By Staff, Agencies
The Zionist military reportedly tested a propulsion system used for carrying nuclear-capable and other missiles, with the occupying entity’s media billing the alleged display as “a show of force aimed at Iran.”
The test was carried out at Palmachim Airbase south of Tel Aviv on Friday, ‘Israeli’ TV channel i24 News reported.
The military “conducted a launch test a few minutes ago of a rocket motor system,” the Zionist military ministry said in a statement, the channel added. “The test was scheduled in advance and was carried out as planned,” the statement added.
The involved system, it added, could be used to carry interceptor missiles, such as the Arrow 3, “or attack missiles like the Jericho 3, said to have a range of 2,000 kilometers, capable of carrying nuclear warheads.”
Footage aired by i24 showed a white trail shooting up across the sky over the greater Tel Aviv area after the alleged test, of which, the channel said, residents had not been “warned in advance.” The reported test also disrupted the normal pattern of takeoffs and landings at Ben Gurion airport.
The television’s correspondent Jonathan Regev said the propulsion system could carry the projectiles it is fitted with “even above the atmosphere.”
The ‘Israeli’ occupation entity is the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, but its policy is to neither confirm nor deny having atomic arms. Estimates show that the regime is currently in possession of 200 to 400 atomic warheads.
The regime is also believed to possess the capability to deliver its nuclear warheads in a number of methods, including by aircraft, on submarine-launched cruise missiles, and the Jericho series of intermediate to intercontinental range ballistic missiles.
The United States, the Zionist entity’s most dedicated and biggest ally, has invariably cast its veto against the United Nations’ measures seeking to hold the regime to account for its various grave actions, including its refusal to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.