Iran has written a Hebrew-language message to the State of Israel, and posted it Wednesday on an alleged ballistic missile shown at an exhibition in Isfahan.
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The message, “Death to Israel,” was written in Hebrew letters down the side of the missile, according to a report by the semi-official Iranian Tasnim News Agency.
The exhibition was held by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC-AF).
The message was displayed one day after Iran announced the establishment of its “Eagle 44” underground air base and may have been intended as a response to an drone attack overnight (Jan. 28-29) on a missile production facility in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.
Iran claims Israel was responsible for the attack and has vowed revenge. The attack targeted a factory that produced and stockpiled Iranian ballistic missiles.
Iran’s medium-range Shahab ballistic missile – which has a range long enough to strike Israel — is also produced in Isfahan.