Iran Just Unveiled A New Ballistic Nuclear Missile During War Celebrations

Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani | Photo credit Pinterest

“The agreement now reached between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran builds on this tradition of strong, principled diplomacy. After two years of negotiations, we have achieved a detailed arrangement that permanently prohibits Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. It cuts off all of Iran’s pathways to a bomb.”

Those words, part of a speech from then-president Barack Obama on the Iran Nuclear Deal, echoed throughout the world. Everyone from foreign policy experts to Hollywood elites celebrated an Iran that was now forever forbidden from acquiring nuclear weapons.

That was 2015.

In 2018, the country is boldly showing off their newest homemade weapon- a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile all but certain to reach Israel with ease. Given their signs boasting “Down with U.S.A. and “Down with Israel,” their objective is no mystery.

The Iranian regime conducted a large-scale war celebration in Tehran this week. The Sunday event commemorated the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. And during the parades, the ruling party sought to make a statement to both protesters and global adversaries.

In a show of power, military leaders bragged about the missiles. Which, according to Iran’s state-run media, “can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defense shields due to their radar-evading capability.”

The Connection Between Countries

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President of Iran Hassan Rouhani meets with North Korea Assembly Chairman Kim Yong Nam in 2015. | Photo credit CNBC

More significant, perhaps, is the fact that Iran’s missile technology closely resembles that of North Korea. Another country that a Democrat president assured Americans would never acquire nuclear weapons.

Nevertheless, despite growing tensions with the U.S, a technology-sharing agreement still exists between Iran and North Korea. Another thing they share is the desire to destroy the United States and Israel. 

Sad to say, with every passing day and each unscrupulous deal, they come closer to making their vision a reality.

Over the past year, President Trump has made it clear that the Iran Nuclear Deal is bad. Bad for the U.S. and for the stability of the Middle East. Then, in January, the president signed a waiver suspending sanctions on Iran for the final time.

The question now is, will it be too little, too late?