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Iran test-fired a precision-guided ballistic missile in May 2016.

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps al-Quds Force adviser Ahmad Karimpour bragged last week that Iran can wipe out Israel in “under eight minutes” if given the order.

“If the Supreme Leader [Ali Khamenei]’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes,” Karimpour said Thursday, according to the FARS news agency.

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Earlier this month Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi was quoted by the state-run Tasnim news agency as saying Iran had successfully tested a medium-range ballistic missile system.

“We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,” Abdollahi told a Tehran science convention. He went on to say the eight meter margin means the “missile enjoys zero error.”

Under a United Nations mandate, “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” until October 2023.

The ballistic missiles tested in March, and again in May, are capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, and capable of reaching Israel.

A bigger question is whether — or when — Iran might decide to share its latest arsenal with its proxy terror groups such as the Lebanon-based Hezbollah guerrilla force, or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organization.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Why are they so blinded by hate. It’s totally illogical. A nuclear attack on israel would destroy Israel yes and also millions of Arabs who live in Israel and possibly Jordan and beyond.
    They say they want to liberate Jerusalem and the Dome on the Rock yet an attack of the magnitude they are talking about would destroy both. Basically the entire region would be devoid of life and unusable for countless generations.

    I just find it so hard to fathom the degree of hatred that the Arabs and the Iranians must have that they would willingly destroy so much cause so much evil hurt their own brethren and them selves. To get some form of one up man ship on Israel one of the most successful nations ever.

  2. There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the middle east and only 8 million Jews. We've already seen when you throw a rock in the hornets nest, what happens. They get mad and spread out. So when we fight back in Gaza, Syria, or if we defend ourselves to Iran, we fight the 1.5 billion~ all of them. It's a tricky situation. We pray towards the Temple Mount while the Koran never mentions Jerusalem and they pray towards Mecca. Yet still we let them have the Temple Mount to this day. Kill us at the western wall, you'll kill your own people too. We have outlasted many nations that no longer exist~ Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, Nazis, etc who all tried to wipe is out. With G-D's blessing as the chosen people, we will survive no matter who comes at us. Like we have for 5,776 years now.

  3. In those eight minutes, Israel, will release its Hetz missiles, negating the incoming missiles. Furthermore, Israel will then release its cruise missiles with its own nucleur warheads. What makes the Ayatollahs, think, they will be able to survive in their underground bunkers? Meanwhile, the Ayatollah's minions in Tehran will be dead. The Persians, need to learn what happened to their ancestors, when fighting Jew's.

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