A spate of accidents in Iran’s ballistic missile launches has been blamed on the United States slipping in defective and fake parts into supply chain to sabotage Tehran’s missile program.
According to The New York Times report, the operation to sabotage Iran’s missile program created under former President Geroge W. Bush, has been ongoing for sometime although the extent to what it reached remains unknown.
The sabotage attempts were sped up during the early years of former President Barack Obama’s time in the White House. However, they were toned down in 2017, when Mike Pompeo, who would go on to become the country’s Secretary of State, took over as the director of the CIA.
In 2016, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), accused the US and other enemies of trying to harm Tehran’s development of ballistic missiles for defensive purposes.
According to the IRGC commander, Iranian intelligence agencies had recorded a rise in sabotage attempts against the missile program after Tehran agreed to the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers – the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.
Amid growing international community sanctions, Iran this week unveiled an underground missile plant for the mass production of precision missiles, state media reported Thursday. “Unveiling this missile production city deep underground is an answer to the idle talk made by the Westerners, who assume they can restrict us and dissuade us from (pursuing) our long-term goals by means of threats and sanctions,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps chief commander, said during the unveiling ceremony on Thursday
Iran on Saturday unveiled a new indigenously-built long-range cruise missile having a range of over 1,350 kilometres during a successful test launch, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, state television reported. “The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 km and accurately hit the set target,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by
Iranian Armed Forces have unveiled new drones and missiles at the Eqtedar 40 Exhibition ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The equipment were displayed at Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds in Tehran, PressTV reported Wednesday
The Iranian Navy destroyer has been equipped with an indigenized version of Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) that is used for defense against anti-ship missiles, for the very first time. The Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted as saying by
The Iranian Aerospace Force has hacked into the United States drone command and control system as a response to US claims of sabotaging Tehrans missiles. “We did this to tell them (the Americans) that you not only failed to achieve your goals, but we infiltrated into your systems,” and this was a response to the United States insolence, the commander of the IRGCs Aerospace Division, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by
Iran has, for the first time, launched a cruise missile from submarine during the annual "Velayat-97" military drill in the Strait of Hormuz. A video of a green submarine on the surface of water launching an orange missile was released by Fars news agency
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