Calling it an “act of war,” Saudi Arabia threatens retaliation after reports the Iranian made ballistic missile, fired by Iranian-backed rebels, was targeting the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Saudi Arabia called the firing of a ballistic missile at the international airport in Riyadh from Yemen an “act of war” by Iran and vowed to retaliate Monday.
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired the missile at Saudi Arabia over the weekend. The missile traveled over 500 miles before being shot down over Saudi Arabian territory.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands with Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud before a bi-lateral meeting held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Mar. Continue Reading »
Tehran responds to Israeli reports that most of their missiles fired at ISIS fell in Iraq, never hitting their Syrian targets, by ridiculing professionalism of Israeli assessment.
TEHRAN, Iran—Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at ISIS targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.
State TV’s website quoted the airspace division chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying “we had coordinated the fall of the engines in the desert in Iraq” in advance.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards launching a missile – File photo
“The missiles we used were two-stage, it means that the engine separates from the warhead,” said Hajizadeh. Continue Reading »
Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.
By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies
Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.
U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »
The White House’s warning to Iran on its unsanctioned missile-testing came prior to the German newspaper’s report, that in addition to the test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, the Islamic republic also tested a cruise missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
BERLIN – Iran tested a cruise missile called “Sumar” that is capable of carrying nuclear weapons in addition to test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday, German newspaper Die Welt reported Thursday, citing unspecified intelligence sources.
No comment was immediately available from Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency or from Iranian authorities.
IRAN LAUNCHES BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST IN VIOLATION OF UN RESOLUTION – Iranian TV Screenshot
The newspaper said the Sumar cruise missile was built in Iran and travelled around 600 km in its first known successful test. Continue Reading »
Iranian general boasts, “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers is to be able to hit our enemy, the Zionist regime, from a safe distance.”
By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles at a target some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) away, with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them, Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency reported on Wednesday.
A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in an undisclosed location in Iran, March 9, 2016 – Photo: AP
Fars offered pictures it said were of the Qadr H missiles being fired. Continue Reading »
Israelis were surprised when a rocket designed to propel satellites into space shot across the morning rush hour skies of central Israel, in a successfully planned launch by the Defense Ministry.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Israel conducted a test launch of a rocket propulsion system on Tuesday morning, the Defense Ministry announced. The test took place at a military base in central Israel.
A smoke trail is seen over central Israel, Tuesday morning – Photo: Beni Jajati
The Defense Ministry said the test was scheduled far in advance and was carried out as planned.
The system tested on Tuesday is designed to propel ballistic missiles that can carry satellites into space. Continue Reading »
Saudi Arabia unveils for the first time missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads purchased from China.
Israel used to be the Saudi’s main target, but Jerusalem & Riyadh now have a common enemy – Iran.
By Udi Etzion
Saudi Arabia showcased its new ballistic missiles in the country’s military parade on Thursday. The Chinese-made Dongfeng-3 missiles have a range of up to 3,300 kilometers and are armed with nuclear warheads.
Saudi Arabia’s Ballistic Missiles – Photo: Fisher Institute
In the past, sources voiced concern that the Saudi missile’s main target is Israel, but due to the growing strategic rivalry between the Riyadh and Tehran, Iran has become the primary enemy. Continue Reading »
Congressional Bill includes $173 million in additional funds for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, including the Arrow project & David’s Sling.
This bill accommodates U.S. President Obama’s request of $220 million for additional Iron Dome batteries.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
A compromise defense bill proposed on Monday by U.S. lawmakers would boost spending on missile defense by $358 million to $9.5 billion, mandating an additional homeland defense radar and increasing funding for U.S.-Israeli cooperative efforts.
The David’s Sling anti-missile system during a test – Photo Courtesy: Israel Defense Ministry
Leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services committees released details of a slimmed-down defense authorization bill for fiscal 2014 late on Monday, calling for a final vote on the measure before Congress leaves for the year. Continue Reading »
Israeli interceptor Magic Wand was successfully tested.
Israel’s Defense Ministry says system ‘provides confidence in future Israeli capabilities to defeat developing ballistic missile threat’.
By Yoav Zitun
A new Israeli interceptor being developed in partnership with the United States to counter missiles held by Syria and Lebanon‘s Iranian-backed Hezbollah passed its second live trial on Wednesday, officials said.
Previous Magic Wand trial – Photo Courtesy of Defense Ministry
Magic Wand, which Israeli officials say could be ready for deployment next year after being rushed through production, is designed to shoot down missiles with ranges of between 100 km and 200 km (63 miles and 125 miles). Continue Reading »
Daily Telegraph reports that Satellite photography clearly shows Saudi Arabia has ballistic missiles pointed at both Iran and Israel.
Saudi Arabia is targeting both Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, new satellite photography shown by military experts to the British Telegraph suggests.
Image sent to Daily Telegraph – from Ynet
Images analyzed by experts at IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review has revealed a previously undisclosed surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries, the Telegraph reported on Wednesday.
Analysts who examined the photos spotted two launch pads with markings pointing northwest towards Tel Aviv and northeast towards Tehran, according to the report. Continue Reading »