Iran soon to showcase controversial missile
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 9
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran will showcase its Emad ballistic missile during the Iranian revolution anniversary demonstrations on Feb. 11, said the Propagation Office of Iranian Defense Ministry Feb. 9.
The Emad is the latest generation of Iran's long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles, which can be guided to assure that intended targets are hit, according to the Iranian officials.
In October 2015, Iran test fired the Emad missile triggering controversies.
In particular, several Western sources claimed that Tehran violated the UN Security Council's resolution 2231 by test-firing the Emad, suggesting it is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The UNSC resolution 2231, adopted July 20, 2015, endorses the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers and calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear weapons, as well as launching ballistic missiles, such as Emad.
The Defense Ministry's Propagation Office today also said that during the revolution anniversary demonstrations, Iran will demonstrate its Simorgh satellite carrier as well.
Simorgh is a two-phase satellite carrier, built by Iran's defense industry sector as part of the country's aerospace program. It can deliver the satellites up to 100 kilogram of weight to the 500-kilometer orbit.
The Propagation Office also said that Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan officially presented the first consignment of mass-produced Nasr missiles to the Iranian Army on Feb. 9.
Nasr is an air-to-surface anti-ship cruise missile that, according to Dehqan, can be carried by all sorts of warplanes.