Iran uncovered on Thursday what it named the most recent cycle of its fluid powered Khorramshahr long range rocket in the midst of more extensive pressures with the West over its atomic program.
At an event in Tehran, the authorities showed journalists the Khorramshahr-4, which was mounted on a truck-mounted launcher. General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, the minister of defense, said that the missile could be ready for launch quickly.
Iranian authorities portrayed the rocket as having a 1,240-mile range with a 3,300-pound warhead. Additionally, they distributed undated video footage that purportedly documented the missile’s successful launch.
The Khorramshahr-4 gets its name from an Iranian city that saw a lot of fighting in the 1980s’ Iran-Iraq War. The rocket likewise is called Kheibar, after a Jewish stronghold vanquished by the Muslims in the seventh hundred years — in what is currently Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s missile display on Thursday probably had something to do with tensions in the region. On the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a holy site in both Islam and Judaism that Jews refer to as the Temple Mount, stood a miniature representation of Jerusalem’s golden Dome of the Rock.
Iran arming anti-Israeli militant groups in the Palestinian territories and the nations surrounding it considers Israel to be its archenemy. The fact that Iran is enriching uranium to levels that are closer than ever to weapons-grade levels has increased tensions between the two countries. Israel could be reached by the Khorramshahr.
It stays indistinct, in any case, why the rocket has been called Khorramshahr-4 as just two different variations of the rocket are freely known. It is based on the Musudan ballistic missile that North Korea uses.