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Iran’s multiple-warhead Khorramshahr test and Israel’s reported Syria assault – new stage in Mid East missile war

It was a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last Saturday condemned Iran for testing,  DEBKAfile reveals. Our military sources have discovered that this multi-headed missile, which he said could strike “anywhere in the Middle East and even parts of Europe,” had been test-launched  the day before on Friday, Nov. 30, from a site in southeasterm Iran and struck all its preset targets. Our sources identify this weapon as an advanced version of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 1,800-2,000 km. It can carry multiple conventional or nuclear warheads. Iran was known to be working on a ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
In his condemnation on Saturday, Pompeo called on Iran to halt these tests since the development of this ballistic missile was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231. His answer came the next day from Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasem: “Iran’s missile program is defense in nature. There is no Security Council resolution prohibiting the missile program and missile tests by Iran.”

Early Monday, Dec. 3, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to Brussels for an urgent meeting with the US Secretary of State on this development. He was accompanied by the Mossad director and national security adviser.

The Khorramshahr was first developed by Iran from the North Korean Hwasong-10 medium range ballistic missile. It was first tested nearly two years ago and shown in a military parade in Tehran on Sept. 22, 2017.

The test on Friday of its most advanced version was intended as a warning of consequences to the US and Israel in the Middle East, should the Islamic Republic or its proxies suffer attack or Tehran succumb to sanctions with economic or political breakdown.

The testing of a ballistic missile carrying multiple warheads introduces a new, ramped up strategic dimension to the contest in which the US, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are engaged. It occurred by chance the day after Israel was reported to have conducted a massive surface missile attack on Iranian and pro-Iranian military facilities in Syria. DEBKAfile revealed (from foreign sources) that Israel fired the LORA medium-range artillery missile which has a range of 500km. They now report that Iran, Hizballah and the pro-Iranian militias fighting in Syria suffered dozens of casualties including 30 dead.
Although the Israeli attack and Iran’s Khorramshahr test occurred by chance in the space of 48 hours, this very concatenation bespeaks a change of weapons in Israeli-Iranian contest – the emphasis shifting from aerial combat to new and highly sophisticated ballistic missiles.

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23 thoughts on “Iran’s multiple-warhead Khorramshahr test and Israel’s reported Syria assault – new stage in Mid East missile war

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 7:50 at 7:50
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    It seems s-300 take out israel airforce from the battle for a while

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 8:20 at 8:20
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      Henry, what Israel did is show it does not need to use its air force to stop what the mad mullahs are doing.. the s300’s are not even in service yet and wont be for some time.

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 17:13 at 17:13
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      It shows that all those S-300’s can be taken out of service in no time if need be.

    • Dec 4, 2018 @ 13:58 at 13:58
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      It’s not really operational yet

      • Dec 13, 2018 @ 20:23 at 20:23
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        And you’re still hiding under your beds?

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 8:39 at 8:39
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    I gotta give it to Iranians they are a smart bunch. If it was not for Israel they would have easily accomplished their life long mission of dominating Middle East.
    Israel is getting ready for our toughest test yet.
    The worst part about all of it is that any interceptor missiles which will be launched towards these Khorramshahrs are suceptible to being intercepted by the s300 and s400 placed all over Syria thus making it almost indefensible for israel.

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 10:58 at 10:58
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      “The worst part about all of it is that any interceptor missiles which will be launched towards these Khorramshahrs are suceptible to being intercepted by the s300 and s400 placed all over Syria thus making it almost indefensible for israel.”

      @Maven,

      That’s why any land based S300 or S400 installation anywhere in the Middle East will need to be taken out first!

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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      I really doubt that Syria’s S-300s could shoot down an Israeli missile attempting to shoot down an Iranian missile aimed at Israel. If one figures the timing and the vectors it is not at all likely that an S-300 or even an S-400 system could shoot down the the Israeli interceptor.

      Could the S-400 shoot down an incoming ballistic missile fired by anyone (a very different situation)? I consider it to be possible and ABM is listed as one of their capabilities, but do note that Russia claims that they can defeat anti-missile systems and if they can do that then it seems reasonable to guess that others have the ability to defeat the Russian anti-missile systems?

      But for the Syrian S-300s or Russian S-400s to shoot down an Israeli anti-missile would likely require too much luck in terms of the location of the respective launches and very fortuitous timing. The problems with doing this are rather formidable and are part of the reason they try to develop laser weapons in hopes they can shoot down a missile in the boost phase.

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 15:55 at 15:55
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      you think they did not accomplished anything ? They have Korean nukes located just next to NY harbor , and for Israel it is better to make some kind of peace with everybody , before everything in ME will be devastated .
      For Americans , they will be the 1st to be evaporated , unfortunately , they set it all up for it , designed it , destroyed countries and balance , and all for what ? Oil , Israel , their interests. Americans together with menthal case president should get all hospitalized , and go home . Enough is enough .Nobody needs them except NAZI Canadians, French , Brits and Israelis.

      • Dec 3, 2018 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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        Are you serious? Are you for real? Are you sane? Both the Israelis and the Americans, including their current leaders, want peace. But it takes two – both sides to have peace. It only takes one – here the IRGC – to tango/have war. Iran is the Hitler-Nazi one who like Hitler openly seeks the total annihilation of the nation of Israel as well as of all Jews. Get your facts straight, not lies and propaganda.

        • Dec 3, 2018 @ 18:56 at 18:56
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          Everyone wants peace but only on their own conditions.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 9:22 at 9:22
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    WARNING: 03.12.2018, 0921 LOCAL TIME: FLIGHT QFZ 9950 APPROACHING DAMASCUS (OR BEIRUT).

    • Dec 3, 2018 @ 11:02 at 11:02
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      Too late………….its cargo has already reached its intended recipients in Hezbollahstan (formerly Lebanon).

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 10:34 at 10:34
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    Welcome to the world of modern warfare.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 13:45 at 13:45
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    Its strange how those people who worship Israel always call the Iranians mad, bad, stupid or evil.

    When one considers that they have not invaded aany country since the 1700’s, have managed to undertake so much indigenous scientific advancement since the 1970’s all the while under sanctions from the west.

    They stood up to massive Western inspired aggression where biological, chemical and vast quantities of western arms and support was given to the Iraqis in an attempt tto liberate the Iranian oil fields for the western Zionist banksters.

    Even in Syria where Israel has been attacking Iran continually in an attempt too push the Iranians out of Syria so that Israel can advance it’s aim of Balkanisation of the Middle East to further it’s Talmudic Greater Israel agenda Iran has not yet lashed out but continued to support it’s friend Syria.

    How can these actions be that of a hostile people? Israel has shown its distain for non Jewish llife again and again.

    But because of the Jewish control of the Media Industry in the West people just see the Zionist Talmudic propaganda.

    Without a free press democracy the people can not be informed and without aa informed people democracy dies.

    Judaism is not Zionism and Zionism is a cancer within the West and Middle East.

    Its why the majority of the Jewish youth in the US no longer identity with Israel. They are smart enough to see through the lies and want no part of it.

    When are you Zionist Israeli worshiping Christians going to wake and realise that you are been lied to?

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/12/01/israels-toxic-power-in-the-us/

    • Dec 4, 2018 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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      “When are you Zionist Israeli worshiping Christians going to wake and realise that you are been lied to?”

      @Tommy,

      If anyone wants to be lied to, they only need to go onto that bogus website “veteranstoday” where the propaganda is dispensed on a wholesale basis.

    • Dec 5, 2018 @ 15:18 at 15:18
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      Where’s the proof that Israel controls the media when the popular big media are anti-Israel? If you own and control the media, would you let them speak against you and make you look like a villain instead of singing you praises? Think, think and think. Use your common sense. That’ simple logic, a no-brainer.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 13:49 at 13:49
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    Iran is not the aggressor here, its the Rothschild’s Zionist who are wanting to lliberate the Iranian Central Bank and the Nations Oil supply.

    Wake up America, Israel is not our friend

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 16:56 at 16:56
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    A showdown is inevitable. IAF Force will bounce back against the terror network. Once war is declared against terrorist enemies,it also covers their weapons. So if s-300 will be in the hands of those presumed to be terrorist, so be it. That thing cannot stop life from going on.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 18:01 at 18:01
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    Let be clear, Russia running by nuclear old guard mafia, with the same mentality and desire of 1960s, in shoulder with terror of Hezbollah, Hamas, Assad goonies, right wing in Donbas or Crimea, and will support any anti american policy,. NATO is dead, who can fight a nuclear terror sponsor by member who sold the theory that gave him “right” to take part of Ukraine and got away and moving into Syria conflict with no responsibility, creating world mess, with 400000 th. dead., just not to permit any democracy, be it Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Lebanon or Russia.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 18:31 at 18:31
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    Traitors Obama and Hillary transfer of technology to Iran, just as Clinton and Bush did for China.

  • Dec 3, 2018 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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    Why would a mullah of theology and sacred law focus on worshiping ballistic missiles?
    Pray or prey, this is the question!

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