U.S.: Iran Floods Unstable Regions with Advanced Weaponry

(State Department) U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said Thursday: "Iran's support of the Houthi militants has deepened. Its backing of terrorist activities across the world has increased....The new weapons we are disclosing today illustrate the scale of Iran's destructive role across the region." "The Iranian regime's investment in missile testing and development...is increasing....In January of 2017, Iran launched a medium-range missile, believed to be the Khorramshahr. It can carry a payload of more than 500 kg. and could be used to carry nuclear warheads. Its suspected range is over 1,200 miles, which is far enough to target some European capitals." "Just this month, rockets rained down on Israel from territory controlled by Iran's Palestinian partner Hamas. In Lebanon, we have evidence that Iran is helping Hizbullah build missile production facilities. In Iraq, credible reports indicate that Iran is transferring ballistic missiles to Shia militia groups."

2018-11-30 00:00:00

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