Report: Iran moves missiles to Iraq that can hit Tel Aviv

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Fateh-110 ballistic missile

Report: Iran moves missiles to Iraq that can hit Tel Aviv

Zelzal, Fateh-110 and Zolfaqar missiles have ranges of between 200-700 km, making Israel’s main coastal city vulnerable if deployed in southern or western Iraq; ‘The logic was to have a backup plan if Iran was attacked. The numbers can be increased if necessary,’ says one Iranian official; Israel issues no immediate comment.

Iran has given ballistic missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East, according to Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources.

The move is meant to give Tehran the means to hit regional foes, the sources said, and would place Israel within direct striking ditance.

The Zelzal, Fateh-110 and Zolfaqar missiles in question have ranges of about 200 km to 700 km, putting Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh or Tel Aviv within striking distance if the weapons were deployed in southern or western Iraq.

Iran’s Sunni Muslim Gulf neighbours and its arch-enemy Israel have expressed concerns about Tehran’s regional activities, seeing it as a threat to their security.

Source: YNET News

 

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