IRAN has performed a series of missile and radar tests in a bid to “showcase its power” to Donald Trump.
In a bullish retaliation to Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on the country yesterday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said the aim of the drill in the Semnan province was to “showcase the power of Iran’s revolution and to dismiss the sanctions”.
Iranian state media reported the drill would test tech military equipment including homemade missile systems, radars, command and control centres and cyber warfare systems.
But according to the head Revolutionary Guards, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the missiles tested in the exercise would only have a range of 47 miles.
The Guards said the tests were an attempt to demonstrate their “complete preparedness to deal with the threats” and “humiliating sanctions” ‘from the Trump administration.
The Guards’ website said: “Different types of domestically produced radar and missile systems, command and control centres and cyber warfare systems will be used in this exercise.”
Mr Hajizadeh added: “If we see the smallest misstep from the enemies, our roaring missiles will fall on their heads”
And in a fiery attack on the Middle Eastern state, Trump’s defence secretary James Mattis accused Iran of being “the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world”.
Despite bubbling tensions between Washington and Tehran, Mr Mattis confirmed Saturday he had no intention of raising the US’ military presence in the Middle East – but warned the world would not ignore the country’s activities.
Full article: ‘Missiles will fall on their HEADS’ Iran threatens Donald Trump in ‘showcase of POWER’ (Express)