‘Nuke aimed at Iran'? Tehran raises alarm after Israel test-fires mystery rocket in broad daylight
Added 12-07-19 03:37:01am EST - “As the world is abuzz with speculation over Israel's shadowy "rocket propulsion system" test, Tehran bluntly claimed that the projectile it fired from a base south of Tel Aviv was actually a nuclear-capable missile aimed at Iran.” - Rt.com
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“Israel today tested a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested in a tweet posted on Friday evening. He lamented that the West never complains “about the only nuclear arsenal in West Asia,” but “has fits of apoplexy over our conventional defensive [rockets].”
The mysterious missile in question was launched earlier in the day, with Israel’s military remaining conspicuously tight-lipped about it.
“The defense establishment conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system, from a base in central Israel,” read a carefully worded tweet that caused much speculation among informed pundits and the media.
A few minutes ago, the defense establishment conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system, from a base in central Israel. The test was pre-determined and took place according to plan.
Further muddying the water, the Defense Ministry didn’t even disclose the location of the “pre-determined” test, but videos and photos that popped up on social media showed a single, long trail of smoke rising from the Palmachim airbase situated south of Tel Aviv.
A few minutes ago, the defense establishment conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system, from a base in central Israel. The test was pre-determined and took place according to plan.— Ministry of Defense (@Israel_MOD) December 6, 2019
#UPDATE: @haaretzcom editor @avischarf reports the missile was launched from Palmachim Air Base, which is located along the Mediterranean Coast just south of Tel Aviv in central Israel.The airbase is labelled as having a launch pad for tests. This is likely the launch point. pic.twitter.com/Lw07aMKMVB— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) December 6, 2019
To track and handle it all, IAI telemetry plane + at least two Israeli AF g550 aewc/shavit spyplanes + hercs flew all the way out past Crete pic.twitter.com/s9VyBQLVKJ— avi scharf (@avischarf) December 6, 2019
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