Report: Jerusalem Within New Iranian Missile’s Range
BY: Adam Kredo
September 10, 2012 12:52 pm
Iran is set to unveil a “domestically produced” cruise missile capable of reaching Israel and being launched “from land, sea, and air,” according to Iranian media reports.
Dubbed “Meshkat,” the existence of the long range Iranian missile was made public over the weekend by Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Mehdi Farahi, according to the Mehr News Agency.
With a range of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,242 miles, the missile could easily reach Israeli cities, including Jerusalem.
The report quotes Farahi as telling Iran’s Press TV that the weapon will serve as “the upper hand of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. … [The] Meshkat cruise missile, which God willing will be unveiled soon, has a range of more than 2,000 kilometers.”