TEHRAN – Iran’s defense minister says that country’s experts have managed to improve the precision of domestically designed long-range and ballistic missiles.
“The precision of our long-range and ballistic missiles has been increased to the point that we can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said in an interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting on Monday.
Dehghan also said that the country’s surface-to-surface missiles can now hit to within two meters of their targets, compared to 200 meters previously.
"The inaccuracy of (our) ballistic long-range missiles in hitting targets is so minimal that we can pinpoint targets… We strive to reach zero inaccuracy," Dehghan said. The remarks were also posted on his ministry's website.
Many of Iran's missiles use solid fuel, or a combination of both solid and liquid fuel, improving the accuracy of the weapons.
Over the years, Iran has strived to improve the accuracy and firing capabilities of its missiles, a strategy which is aimed at boosting the country’s deterrence capabilities in the face of increasing threats posed by regional adversaries, including the Zionist regime of Israel.
Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with a military strike on its nuclear installations despite the fact that the UN nuclear watchdog has declared that in ten years of investigations it has not detected any diversion in Iran’s nuclear activities.
To the surprise of the international community the U.S. president still insists that the military option is on the table in regard to Iran despite the fact that Iran and the six major powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) reached a deal on November 24 according to which Iran agreed to show more light on the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.