Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, commented on Friday on the recent test by the Israeli defense establishment of what has been described as a rocket propulsion system.

Zarif noted that the United States, along with the three European members of the Iran nuclear deal – officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have never complained of the Israeli nuclear arsenal, the only nuclear arsenal in the region, although Tel Aviv has missiles that are “DESIGNED to be capable of carrying nukes”.

Earlier on Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Defense tweeted that its defense establishment had carried out a test of a rocket propulsion system from the Palmochim military base, located south of the nation’s capital city of Tel Aviv.

The tested missile propulsion system is reportedly capable of launching defence or attack payloads with a range of up to 2,000 kilometers. It is also said to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads, according to Tel Aviv’s news channel i24 News.

After the US unilaterally left the JCPOA in May 2018, Washington has since been waging a “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran, claiming that the Islamic republic’s rocket program, alongside Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions, represent a “threat” to the region. Under this pretext, the Trump administration has introduced multiple sanctions against the government in Tehran and against several senior officials, including Zarif.

Iran has repeatedly denied accusations regarding its intentions to obtain nuclear weapons, continuing to abide by the nuclear deal and urging European signatories to ensure its interests amid reimposed US sanctions, particularly through a partial withdrawal from some of the original commitments under the JCPOA.

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Source: Sputnik

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Even a Syrian M302 rocket can carry a tactical nuke as the diameter allows to fit a 50’s W54 one kiloton warhead, pfffff… The early 60’s W59 used to weight 250kg… for 1 megaton!!! Anything can carry a nuke! Now how amusing Iran built a MIRVed ballistic missile. On 36 of such type in service doday, only the Iranian one is officially non-nuclear. There’s a big difference between Israel and Iran: Israel hasn’t been caught red handed at having a militarised nuke program, and their policy makes many believing it’s a bluff… They’re also nether bragging about their production of… Read more »

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I have a dead skunk in my backyard with Iran spelled on it in Farsi if Iran isn’t trying to go nuclear .