Iran’s chief negotiator, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was interviewed on NBC this week. Below are some of the assertions he made, and the truth behind these claims.
What could possibly go wrong? “Iran Unveils Surface to Surface Missile With 2500 KM Range; Weapon is Direct Threat to US Vessels in Persian Gulf,” by David Daoud, Algemeiner, March 8, 2015:
The Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Hussein Dahqan, revealed on Sunday Iran’s new surface-to-surface cruise missile, the “Soumar.”
Dahqan also pointed to the Defense Ministry’s new strategy of developing and producing smart weapons for Iran’s armed forces, and introducing a new generation of advanced weapons. He said that the long-range “Soumar” system was developed and produced by the Defense Ministry’s aerospace experts, according to Hezbollah affiliated Al-Manar.