Iran Reveals New Missile And Underground 'City'
JNN News, February 11 2019
Iran's Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thur. 7 Feb. 2019 - further ignoring Western demands that Tehran halt its missile program. Fars published pictures of an underground missile factory called "underground city," saying the "Dezful" missile was a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700 km range and a 450 kg (992 lb) warhead. Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and USA military bases in the region within reach. The EU has stepped up criticism of Iran's ballistic missiles program, while the block remains committed to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers. A 2015 UN resolution that enshrines the nuclear deal "called upon" Iran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons. (J.Post)