Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif argued Israel’s latest military test was more concerning than they had let on and hinted at it being a nuclear missile warning. Israel’s Ministry of Defence wrote on their Twitter page yesterday: “A few minutes ago, the defence establishment conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system, from a base in central Israel. The test was pre-determined and took place according to plan.”
Mr Zarif said: “Today tested a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran.”
He also lamented that the West does not complain “about the only nuclear arsenal in West Asia but has fits of apoplexy over our conventional defensive rockets.”
Israel’s military have remained relatively quiet regarding the specifics of their latest test.
Footage from civilians has begun surfacing on social media as speculation continues.
Israel’s defence ministry also failed to disclose the location of the predetermined test.
Some have speculated that the test was likely to have taken place at the Palmachim airbase situated south of Tel Aviv due to the trail of smoke left by the rocket.
The military installation is believed to have a launchpad for Israel’s Jericho ballistic missiles.
The Jericho ballistic missiles have been developed with American assistance however little is know of the weapon and its capabilities.
The appeal claimed that social media footage captured this year showed that Iran’s new Shehab-3 ballistic missile is capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
This would violate the UN Security Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal.
Tehran argued against these claims and noted that social media sources were “unreliable.”