|Trust these people: they want what's best for all of us, we're certain of it.|
Vienna, November 24, 2014, the day the world's ultimatum to the Iranians ran out...
and was extended by 7 months [Image Source]
"Today, the entire area of the occupied territories [Israel] is within range of the missiles of the resistance – meaning the fall of the Zionist regime. Of course, the matter does not end here, and certainly the final liberation [of Palestine] will come about." [Source: Sepahnews.com via MEMRI]
|The Iranian chart that graphs the coverage claimed by their long-range missiles.|
Plainly no longer, if it ever was, a problem confronting Israel alone
Greece, southern Italy, [all of] southeast Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Gulf states... Israel and U.S. military bases in the region. [MEMRI]
Today, our situation is good, and even the countries that once helped us, such as Syria, later purchased our missiles. Today, the missile workshops in Syria are Iran-built and manufacture missiles of Iranian design. In fact, we learned from them how to use [missiles], but [later] taught them how to make them. Syria's missile manufacturers have copied Iran. The resistance front has learned from Iran how to manufacture its missiles. [Both] Hizbullah in Lebanon and the Palestinian resistance have excellent missile capabilities, and [Iranian] missiles are widely found and have special status.And last week (via another Fars interview), he added some poison icing to the Iranian cake
Knowing Hizbullah's missile and drone capability as I do, I say that this capability today is so advanced that it is not comparable to Hizbullah's capability in the 2006 Lebanon war. The capability that the Palestinian resistance demonstrated in the most recent war that lasted 51 days [i.e. the July 2014 Gaza war] reflects only part of Hizbullah's capability... In the past, Hizbullah was dependent on us [i.e. Iran], but today it has progressed so much that sometimes we use its capabilities. If they [still] need our support, we will help them. In effect, the IRGC and Hizbullah are a single apparatus joined together, and according to what I know, they have no shortage of missiles and drones.
On November 24 the nuclear talks with Iran were extended for an additional seven months, as Iran and six world powers failed for the second time to agree on the fate of that country’s nuclear effort. The talks were first announced a year ago, and were extended for four months after their first deadline expired in July. During a press conference after the extension was announced, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “we would be fools to walk away” from the talks, which he said “have made real and substantial progress.” However, Secretary Kerry declined to describe that progress... Secretary Kerry also hailed this joint agreement, which Iran “has lived up to,” saying it “has worked” to make the world safer by extending rather than narrowing Iran’s breakout time. [IranWatch]We're sure our leaders and those of the huge swathes of Asia and Europe covered by Iran's missile umbrella will be keeping Kerry's comforting words in mind in the coming weeks.