Iran Missile Drill Results Exaggerated, Images Photoshopped Previously
TEHRAN, Iran - At first, Iran claimed it had launched three long range missiles; a pronouncement at the end of ten days of war games in the Strait of Hormuz designed to test the patience of western nations as they weigh how to sanction Iran's oil exports.
"We are able to announce that our shore-to-sea missile systems are so powerful that we can hit any target, any time, if it's necessary" announced Habibulah Sayari, Iranian Navy Commander.
Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi, Iranian Military Drills Spokesman, stated "Both missiles hit the intended targets successfully."
It turned out the missiles weren't that long range after all.
The Qhader missile, introduced in September, has a range of just 124 miles. The U.S. Navy's fifth fleet in Bahrain is 150 miles from Iran. Israel is four times farther.
"We've seen that they've photoshopped, for example, photographs of missile tests before to make it look more impressive than it actually is, so I would take all this with a grain of salt. >>>
Iran reacted to the threatened sanctions Sunday announcing another alleged breakthrough: the manufacture of a nuclear fuel rod that is made from Iran's own Uranium ore deposits. The rod is needed at the Bushehr Nuclear Plant and the advance could allow them to skirt restrictions on its nuclear program.
U.S. officials have not been able to assess whether the fuel rod advance is real. Just the threat of tighter sanctions targeting Iran's crude oil sales has sent Iran's currency into a freefall. It lost twelve percent of its value Tuesday and many Iranians are now buying gold.
Oh no! They've got Photoshop. We're doomed.
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