Iran Shifts Missiles To Iraq Sending Warning To Trump Government

August 30, 2018 11:28 pm26 commentsViews: 316

Iran seems getting ready for a more aggressive missile policy and if believed to media reports the country has shifted ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East

The move would definitely spark further tensions between Tehran and Washington as earlier US President Donald Trump announced to be pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The same decision to embarrass Germany, France and United Kingdom too as the three European nations is signatories to the nuclear deal.

The missile movement information has come from sources of Iranian officials, Iraqi intelligence Western intelligence. They allege the country has transferred short-range ballistic missiles in past few months.

A senior Iranian official said, “The logic was to have a backup plan if Iran was attacked… The number of missiles is not high, just a couple of dozen, but it can be increased if necessary.”

Iran has always maintained its statement that the ballistic missile activities are defensive in nature.

The missiles which have been moved to Iran are learned to have ranges of about 200 km to 700 km. This mean Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and Israeli city of Tel Aviv would be within striking distance if those are deployed in southern or western part of Iraq.

Western countries had earlier accused the country of transferring technology and missiles to Syria and other allies.

Western source add the missiles movement is designed to send warning to Donald Trump government.


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