Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has equipped Lebanese Hezbollah group with missiles with pinpoint accuracy, Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary general of the group said, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported Nov. 23.
Iran not only has shipped missiles to Lebanon, but also has trained the Hezbollah forces to prepare and launch them, the Hezbollah senior official said.
"When we are talking about the missile capability, it does not mean that only a number of Iranian missiles are delivered to Hezbollah, but such a capability includes the all necessary items for missiles, preparing, as well as training the experts" Qassem underlined.
The Iranian missiles are capable of extending the fight inside the enemy's territory in a possible war with Israel, he said.
Last week Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Seyed Majid Moussavi announced that the "Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups (Hezbollah and Hamas)" are in possession of Fateh-class missiles which were developed by Iran a few years ago.
"Considering the range of their missiles, they are able now to attack all targets from Southern to Northern parts of Israel," he said.
Fateh ballistic missiles have a range of 250-300 kilometers.
Early in November, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force revealed that the Syrian missile manufacturing plants have been transferred from Iran.
He further added that similar factories and training services were also supplied to Hezbollah and Hamas.
"Resistance Frontline" (Hezbollah) also has learned missile manufacturing from Iran," the commander said, adding both Hezbollah and Palestinian militants benefit high capabilities in missile technology.