Iranian Regime Test Missiles with Range of 3,000 km, Capable of Carrying Nuclear War Heads

October 28, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


National Council of Resistance of Iran

NCRI - The long range missiles tested by the Iranian regime during the recent days' "Missile maneuver of the Prophet" have a range of up to 3,000 kilometers, according to the information provided by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Since some European countries are within the range of the missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the mullahs' regime has deliberately decided not to announce their true range in order to avoid reactions leading to strengthening of international sanctions. The two-stage with solid fuel technology used in the missiles enables them to have a longer rang.

The missiles are manufactured by the Aerospace Industry Group of the Iranian regime's Defense Ministry that has been greatly strengthened under mullahs' president Ahmadinejad. The production site is located in Khojir, east of Tehran. The two-stage solid fueled missiles are manufactured by Bakeri Industry Group while the liquid fueled missiles such as Shahab-3 and Ghadr-110 are made by Hemmat Aerospace Industry Group.

The Bakeri Industry Group is headed by Mehrdad Akhlaghi Ketabchi, and the commander of Hemat Industrial Group is the Revolutionary Guard Naser Maleki.

The names of both individuals and the industry groups are listed in the United Nations Security Council resolution 1747 and the U.S. sanctions list. The Aerospace Organization is supervised by IRGC commander Hossein Farrahi.

Speaking on the recent maneuvers on Sunday, Salami, the Iranian regime's Air Force commander while falsely claiming that "the missiles do not pose threats to neighboring countries," warned the European countries by saying: "These maneuvers have a message for some expansionist countries which seek to intimidate us. We are capable of responding rapidly, with powerful and crushing reaction to their hostilities and evil intent."

The recent disclosure of two secret nuclear sites in eastern Iran by the Iranian Resistance, the attention of U.S., French and British officials to the secret nuclear site in Qom, and the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, doubles the need for immediate and comprehensive sanctions against the regime. Any delay in this regard will facilitate the mullahs' regime drive to acquire nuclear bomb and other weapons of mass destruction.