Iran says it gave Hezbollah missiles that can reach southern Israel

A truck carrying an Iranian Fateh missile. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Iran said it has given the Hezbollah terror group—which is based in Lebanon, Israel’s northern neighbor—hundreds of missiles with 160-220 mile ranges, making them capable of hitting the southern Israeli city of Dimona.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force Brig. Gen. Seyed Majid Moussavi said the missiles, called Fateh missiles, fly at a speed of 2,800 miles per hour and carry an 1,100 pound warhead.

“Our strategic guiding principle is the appropriate arming of Hezbollah and Hamas with advanced, modern weapons in order to allow the resistance groups to deal with the bloodthirsty Zionist regime,” Moussavi said, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.

“The missiles that Iran most recently gave to Hezbollah will allow the organization to reach every point in Israel, including the most guarded facilities of the Zionist occupation forces,” he added.

Posted on November 23, 2014 .