Iran Test Fires Soviet Era Rockets

In a display of petrodollar excess, more than brains, Iran has purchased Soviet era surface to air missiles. Interesting how Associated Press (France) steps into the same tired cliche of “elite” Revolutionary Guards. I seem to remember that Saddam Hussein had a few of them, until they disappeared at the sight of the vastly superior American forces. But propaganda seldom changes:

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a new Russian-made air defence missile system, whose delivery last month sparked bitter US criticism.

The test-firing of the surface-to-air missiles, on the first of two days of war games by the Guards’ air force and naval divisions, comes amid mounting tensions with the West over the Iranian nuclear programme.

Iranian state television on Wednesday showed several missiles from the TOR-M1 system being fired in the desert from mobile vehicle launchers and then successfully taking out their targets in the sky.

Complete article here.

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