Alert in the West: the Iranian regime added sophisticated cruise missiles to its arsenal

The Iranian regime added sophisticated cruise missiles to its arsenal (Iranian Army/AP) (Uncredited/)

The army of Iran added sophisticated domestically produced cruise missiles to its arsenal on Sundaystate television reported.

The television said that the Talaeieh and Nasir cruise missiles have arrived at a naval base near the Indian Ocean in the southern Iranian port of Konarak, about 1,400 kilometers (850 miles) southeast of the capital, Tehran.

Navy chief Admiral Shahram Irani said the Talaeieh has a range of more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and called it “totally intelligent.”. Irani said the cruise missile is capable of changing targets during the journey.

Said The Nasi has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles) and can be installed on warships.

From time to time, Iran announces test firing, production and commissioning of new military equipment that cannot be independently verified. The country claims to have stocks of various types of missiles with a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, capable of reaching its arch-enemy Israel and US bases in the region.

In this image released by the official website of the Iranian military on Sunday, December 24, 2023, the Talaeieh missile system is shown at a commissioning ceremony at a naval base near the Indian Ocean in the port of Konarak, southern Iran. Iran, about 850 miles (1,400 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Tehran, Iran.  Iran's navy added sophisticated domestically produced cruise missiles to its arsenal on Sunday, state television reported.  (Iranian Army via AP)
Iranian media said the Talaeieh and Nasir cruise missiles have arrived at a naval base near the Indian Ocean in the southern port of Konarak (Iranian Army/AP)

Iranian threat

Last night, the Pentagon confirmed that the Israeli-linked merchant ship that was most attacked last Saturday was, indeed, hit by an attack drone fired from Iran”. This is the Chem Pluto ship, flying the Liberian flag, operated by a Dutch entity and related to Tel Aviv interests.

Last month, a container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire was attacked by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean.

These episodes were added to the multiple offensives that Yemen’s Houthi rebels, backed by Tehran, have been launching for weeks on Israeli ships or ships linked to them that transit the Red Sea, in an attempt to support the Hamas terrorist group. Such is the level and frequency of the attacks that Washington accused Iran of being closely involved in these maneuvers, providing this militia of its affinity with drones, missiles and tactical intelligence.

“We know that Iran was deeply involved in planning operations against commercial vessels in the Red Sea. “This is consistent with Iran’s long-term material support and encouragement of Houthi destabilizing actions in the region,” said National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson, warning that, to the contrary, “it is not “We have no reason to believe that Iran is trying to deter the Houthis from this behavior.”

To address this threat, the United States Department of Defense recently coordinated with more than 20 countries the operation “Guardian of Prosperity”whose objective is to guarantee navigation safety in the Sea. In fact, several important shipping companies had announced the cessation of their operations in those waters due to the risk involved, after their crew members were attacked.

“There have been solid results (…) and the United States will continue to consult closely with our allies and partners who share the fundamental principle of freedom of navigation, and we hope that the coalition will continue to grow,” the Pentagon spokesman commented when making the announcement. , Pat Ryder.

“It is very important to understand that the Houthis are not just attacking one country but, in reality, They are attacking the international community. “They are attacking the economic well-being and prosperity of nations around the world so they become bandits along the international route that is the Red Sea,” she added.

Source-www.infobae.com