Iran has unveiled their next generation of Tehran’s Fateh Mobin short-range ballistic missile, according to conservative news agency Tasnim.
“As promised to our dear people, we will not spare any effort to increase the missile capabilities of the country and we will certainly increase our missile power every day,” the minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.
He described the new version of the Fateh Mobin as “100-percent domestically made… agile, stealth, tactical (and) precision-guided,” France 24 reports.
“Nothing can stop this missile because of its high degree of flexibility, 100-percent domestically made…agile, stealth, tactical, and precision-guided. Be sure that the greater the pressures and psychological warfare against the great nation of Iran, our will to enhance our defense power in all fields will increase.” ~ Defense Minister Amir Hatami
Iranian state media reported on August 13 that the new Fateh-e Mobin, or “Bright Conqueror,” missile has “successfully passed its tests” and can strike targets on both land and sea.
U.S. military officials from the Pentagon told Fox News last week that a “Fateh-110 missile” was test-fired by Iran during naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the range of the ballistic missile is unknown at this time.
Iran’s announcement about the new Fateh missile came on the same day that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei officially rejected Trump’s call for direct talks with Washington over a new nuclear deal. At the same time, Khamenei ruled out getting into a war with the United States.
“Along with sanctions, Americans have recently raised two more options: war and talks. War will not happen and we will not enter talks. Washington has exaggerated the possibility of a war with Iran. We have never started a war, and they will not confront Iran militarily. America’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal is clear proof that America cannot be trusted. I ban holding any talks with America.” ~ Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
The United States and its European allies have opposed Iran’s missile development program in part because it poses a threat to Western allies in the region such as Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.