Iran launches mass production of cruise missiles despite deal Mar 14, 2015, Yael Klein
Despite nuclear negotiations with the West, Iran unveiled its new long-range cruise missiles today (3-14-15), and announced the launch of their mass production.
It seems the negotiations with the great powers and Iran's military actions have never been less coincided. Nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers will be taking place in Switzerland tomorrow (3-15-15), and today Iran proudly announced it has started to produce long-range cruise missiles, which, when ready, will be designated to attack in the Strait of Hormuz in case of war.
Iran's aerospace industries unveiled the missiles, and claimed to have begun a mass production of them. When ready, the missiles will be transferred to the Revolutionary Guards. General Hossein Dehqan, who addressed the media, claimed Iran has successfully tested the cruise missile several times, and that the production process is ready to begin.
“Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the domain of defense and marine battle,” he stated. The new generation of missiles can reach a range 300 kilometers, has quick reaction capabilities, and is capable of flying at a low altitude, according to the Iranian report.
The missile is designated to operate in the Persian Gulf, and specifically in the Strait of Hormuz, which paves the way from the Gulf to the Indian Ocean. This is one of the most important strategic spots in the world, for the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Kuwait export their oil through the strait, and American navy ships pass through there regularly.