While you were busy talking about everything from nationalism in India to the Great American show called ‘Presidential Election’, Iran test fired two missiles with the words ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’ on it.
What’s more? The text was in Hebrew.
Iran test fired the Qadr-H ballistic missiles while US Vice President Joe Biden is in Jerusalem meeting President Benjamin Netanyahu.
With a range of 2,000 kms the Qadr-H long range ballistic missile can hit Jerusalem from Tehran – the capitals separated by a distance of just 1,560 km.
And how did Israel react? Surprisingly, Jerusalem remained mum on the matter. But let us not forget that Israel is the only voice that has persistently been against the Iranian nuclear programme.
And was there any violation of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers? No, says Iranian foreign ministry.
Because the missiles were “conventional defensive instruments and they were merely for legitimate defence”.
But the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that the test was aimed at showing Israel that Iran could hit it. “Our missiles are to confront the Zionist regime,” Hajizadeh said.
The Revolutionary Guard also had a scary warning for Israel: “Israel is surrounded by Islamic countries and it will not last long in a war. It will collapse even before being hit by these missiles.”