Fateh-313 Missile In Lebanon? Probably Very Soon

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Israeli sources said that it is very likely that Teheran will soon transfer its new surface – surface ballistic missile to the Hezbollah in Lebanon. The sources added that like in the past Israel is expected to do all the needed things to block such a transfer.

On Saturday  , Iran unveiled a short-range solid fuel ballistic missile, an upgraded version that the government says can more accurately pinpoint targets. The surface-to-surface Fateh-313, or Conqueror, was unveiled at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and attended by President Hassan Rouhani, who said military might was necessary to achieve peace in the volatile Middle East.

State television showed footage of the missile being fired from an undisclosed location. The missile is a newer version of Fateh-110 and has a quicker launch capability, a longer lifespan and can strike targets with pinpoint accuracy within a 500-kilometer (310-mile) range, the report said.

U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, which approved the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and world powers last month, has called on Iran not to continue the development of ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Iran says none of its missiles are designed for that purpose. The resolution also contains an arms embargo against Iran for the next eight years, but it’s not part of the historic nuclear deal. Iran has said it won’t abide by that part of the resolution and Rouhani reconfirmed it Saturday.

The Israeli sources added that Iran does not “pay attention” to any of the things included in the recently signed agreement. “This agreement is not worth the paper it is printed on” one of the sources said.

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