‘Israel must be wiped out’: Iran launches two missiles with threat written on them in Hebrew as the country ignores criticism of its ballistic weapon tests
- Ballistic missiles were test-fired in Iran’s eastern Alborz mountain range
- Claims that the words ‘Israel must be wiped out’ were written on the side
- Launches took place while US Vice President Joe Biden was visiting Israel
Iran has launched two missiles with ‘Israel must be wiped out’ written on the side in Hebrew as the country continues to ignore criticism over its ballistic weapon tests.
The rockets were test-fired in Iran’s eastern Alborz mountain range in a new show of force by the Islamic Republic as US Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel.
Such phrases have been emblazoned on missiles fired before by Iran – but the latest test comes after the country recently signed a nuclear deal with world powers, including America. It also comes a day after the country carried out a similar launch.
Hard-liners in Iran’s military have fired rockets and missiles despite US objections since the deal, as well as shown underground missile bases on state television.
There was no immediate reaction from Jerusalem, where Biden was scheduled to speak to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who strongly opposed the nuclear deal.
The Fars news agency offered pictures on Wednesday it said were of the Qadr H missiles being fired.
It said they were fired to hit a target some 870 miles (1,400 km) away off Iran’s coast into the Sea of Oman. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which patrols that region, declined to comment on the test.
Fars quoted Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, saying the test was aimed at showing Israel that Iran could hit it.
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