Speech by Defense Minister Benjamin Benny Gantz

September 12, 2022

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Benny Gantz

Author's Title: 

Minister of Defense

Related Country: 

  • Syria
Lastly, Iran bases itself in the region by building massive terror industries. Today I can show you Iran has achieved this in Syria. This is the CERS [Centre D’Etudes et de Recherches Scientifiques] infrastructure in Syria, a network of production sites spread across the country intended to serve the Syrian military needs. Under the vision of Qassem Suleimani, Iran transformed CERS into production facilities for mid- and long-range precise missiles and weapons provided to Hizballah and Iranian proxies. In other words, it became yet another Iranian front, a factory for advanced strategic weapons. These sites, particularly the underground facility at Masyaf, host significant threats to the region and to the state of Israel. Masyaf especially is used to produce advanced missiles. In addition to CERS, the Iranians are currently working to build missile and weapons industries in Lebanon and in Yemen. If this trend will not be stopped within a decade, they will advance Iranian industries across the region, producing weapons and spreading terror.