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Iran Says New Missiles Will Be Designed Specifically To Kill US Ships | Obama Remains Silent

An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran on September 28, 2008. Iran marked "Sacred Defence Week", which commemorates Iran's bloody eight-year war with Iraq. The United States has recently deployed an anti-missile radar in Israel that is mainly to warn of incoming Iranian ballistic missiles, Israeli state radio reported today. AFP PHOTO/ATTA  (Newscom TagID: afpphotosthree008755)     [Photo via Newscom]

“Iran Says New Missiles Will Be Designed Specifically To Kill US Ships,” by Russ Read, Daily Caller, August 22, 2016:

The Islamic Republic of Iran plans to build new high-speed cruise missiles that could pose a significant threat to U.S. ships operating in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian defense minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan announced Sunday that his country made significant advances in surface-to-surface missile technology, and is now close to creating its own supersonic cruise missiles. His statements came during a ceremony unveiling Iran’s first home-grown turbojet engine.

“We have greatly increased the range of our marine cruise missiles and currently possess missiles with a range of 200 kilometers which are anti-ship and anti-surface,” said Dehqan. “We have succeeded in changing the strategic systems of cruise missiles and increasing the power of their engines and ranges.”

Dehqan claimed that Iran’s missile range capabilities have been expanded by two to three times across its arsenal. The upgrades now give Iran’s current stock of cruise missiles the ability to hit targets 62 miles off its



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