Iran's military commander said he only used outdated weapons in the attack on Israel

Iran's military commander said he only used outdated weapons in the attack on Israel

Apr 19, 2024

Tehran [Iran], April 19: Mr. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Forces of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said that the army only uses outdated missiles and has forced the US and Israel to use maximum resources. to intercept.
Iran's Tasnim news agency on April 18 quoted Mr. Hadjizade stating: "We attack Israel with outdated weapons and minimal means. We do not deploy missiles like Khorramshahr, Sejil, Shahid Haj Qasem, Kheibar Shekan or Fattah-2. We only used minimal effort but forced Israel and the West to use maximum weapons."
Sputnik news agency quoted Lebanese national security expert Ali Hamie as saying he had information that Iran launched the Fattah-2 hypersonic missile in an attack on Israel on April 14. The Shahed suicide UAV also appeared during the raid. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported on April 17 that the Iranian military used Kheibar Shekan medium-range ballistic missiles.
Mr. John Krzyzaniak, a researcher from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK), said: "Basically, Iran has launched everything it can shoot into Israeli territory." Experts said it is understandable that the Sejjil-1 and Shahab-3 missiles did not appear in the attack, as the Shahab-3 is too outdated, while the Sejjil missile is considered very expensive.
Mr. Krzyzaniak said that the fact that Iran can launch 100 ballistic missiles into the air in just a few minutes shows that the country has at least 100 launchers. "This shows that Iran really has no restrictions in domestically producing missiles and launchers," he said.
In the attack on Israel on April 14, Tehran used more than 300 missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with four ballistic missiles overcoming Israel's air defense system, according to the Israeli Defense Minister. Yoav Gallant.
In the latest developments, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned on April 18 that if Israel uses military force against Iran, Tehran will respond "immediately and at the highest level", according to CNN.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper