(February 9, 2022 / JNS) Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled on Wednesday a new, domestically produced, long-range precision ballistic missile, Tehran’s state media reported.
The 1,450-kilometer (900-mile)-range, surface-to-surface “Kheibar-Shekan” missile was displayed during a ceremony that coincided with celebrations in Iran marking the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, according to Fars News.
The unveiling also took place as nuclear talks between Iran and world powers resumed in Vienna.
In a telephone conversation on Sunday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday discussed Iran’s increasing aggression and possible steps to block its nuclear program.
The conversation came on the heels of Bennett’s having told his Cabinet that the deal being negotiated with Iran in Vienna would “damage [Israel’s] ability to deal with the nuclear program.”
“The greatest threat against the State of Israel is Iran,” he said. “Whoever thinks that an agreement will increase stability is mistaken. It will temporarily delay [uranium] enrichment, but all of us in the region will pay a heavy, disproportionate price for it.”
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