One day after threatening to strike Tel Aviv and United States interests if attacked, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were reported on Wednesday to have test-fired nine missiles, including one which Tehran claims has the range to reach Israel. State-run media, quoted by Western news agencies, said the missiles were long- and medium-range projectiles, among them a new version of the Shahab-3 which Tehran maintains can hit targets 1,250 miles away from its firing position.
Iran’s ballistic missile development violates Security Council Resolutions and thus the test has got the administration in a lather. White House spokesman Gordon Johdroe reportedly said:
“The Iranian regime only furthers the isolation of the Iranian people from the international community when it engages in this sort of activity[.]” … He urged Iran to “refrain from further missile tests if they truly seek to gain the trust of the world. The Iranians should stop the development of ballistic missiles which could be used as a delivery vehicle for a potential nuclear weapon immediately.”
That’ll show ‘em.