Israel test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The Israeli military has test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile reportedly capable of carrying a nuclear, chemical or biological warhead.

Israel test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The military described Friday’s launch from a base on the Mediterranean coast as the test of the propulsion system of a missile on which it declined to elaborate, AFP reported.

“This morning, Israel conducted a launching test from the Palmachim base of a rocket propulsion system,” the Israeli ministry for military affairs said in a brief statement.

“The scheduled test was pre-planned… and was carried out as expected,” it added.

Israeli media, citing analysts, said the test was very likely related to Israel’s Jericho ballistic missile system.

Aalysts say the most modern version of the system, the Jericho III, has a range of between 5,000 and 11,000 kilometers, and can carry a warhead of up to one ton.

The last test of a Jericho III missile was conducted in November 2011.

In 2008, the Israeli military test-fired another long-range ballistic missile, threatening to strike Iran.

The Israeli regime is widely believed to be the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The regime reportedly maintains between 200 and 400 atomic warheads, but under its policy of so-called nuclear ambiguity, it has never denied nor confirmed its possession of the weapons of mass destruction.

Furthermore, the Israeli regime has never allowed any inspection of its nuclear facilities and continues to defy international calls to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


3 Responses

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    So they fired a missile are they stupid enough to use it?
    ISRAEL has more nukes per-capita than any other country on the planet. They have nothing to fear other than their own stupidity.
    Since becoming a “state” Israel has criminally decimated Pakistan. Perhaps that is where we should be paying attention. But you will hear very little of it in US Mainstream Zionist owned media.

  2. kev says:

    Israel needs a good deterent as IRAN is a nutter country hell bent on genocide.
    Israel is only defending itself.
    If someone threatened me, I would take precautions.
    I back Israel, but hope a peaceful solution is available, however If Iran starts violence against Israel, the Iran should be punished severely!

    • John Cook says:

      Iran needs a good deterent as ISRAEL is a nutter country hell bent on genocide. Iran is only defending itself. If someone threatened me (as Israel has continuously done to Iran for years) I would take precautions.
      I back Iran, but I hope a peaceful solution is possible, however if Israel starts violence against Iran, then Israel should be Severly punished.

      Get real Kev, Iran threatens no-one. Israel is like a mad dog, threatening and making enemies of EVERYONE. Truely a psychopathic country. The great majority of the evil in the world today stems from that shitty little country and it’s delusions of racial superiority.
      P.s. Isn’t it Amazing how the “holocaust” created the most Facist state since hitler….
      P.p.s to understand the real intended use for Israeli long range missiles Google “the Samson option”. It’s where Israel has promised to nuke the whole world if they’re ever faced with real defeat. Nasty country full of people who think YOU (unless you are jewish) are not fully human.

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