ALSO, in a related article, below: Iran Claims ‘Biggest Army In Region’ on its 35th Revolution Anniversary
FreeAllThree.com observes that since February 3 Iran has:
1. Received the first of eight installments of about a half-billion US Dollars from sanctions relief (not including business deals, with other countries, such as the reported $1.5 billion (USD) per month barter exchange with Russia – oil for food, equipment, arms).
2. U.S. President Obama unilaterally lifted long-standing sanctions on Iran’s state-owned IRIB TV1 (IRIB1). The relief is considered temporary for 180 days (six months) based on good behavior and will likely become permanent as long as Iran stops jamming other nations’ satellite signals. The deal also gives IRIB1 instant access to other media outlets’ productions and vice-versa
3. The aforementioned IRIB1 just produced and released a documentary celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The video below is mainly a series of simulated Iranian drone attacks (amateurishly done many say) on key ‘enemy targets’ in Israel and the U.S. Lincoln aircraft carrier.
All of this in just one week of sanctions relief from February 3 to the 10th! What’s next? Stay tuned.
Note the symbolism in the photo above. Iran’s President sits on the floor!
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by Michael Hausam February 9, 2014
Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
On Friday, the state-owned TV channel ran a short video showing how Iran would respond to an attack on its nuclear capability. It clearly shows Iranian missiles and drones destroying Ben Gurion Airport, Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor. American military assets were also shown as being attacked.
In completely unrelated and unimportant news from Iran, on Saturday Iranian warships were en route to the North Atlantic, intent on approaching U.S. maritime borders. Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, quoted by the official Iranian news organization said, “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message.”
In more unrelated news, Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini said that the United States would overthrow the Iranian government if it could and also maintained a “controlling and meddlesome” attitude towards Iran.
Obviously, Khomeini has not been closely following the “peace” negotiations with Secretary of State Kerry, as the U.S. government has taken a positions of complete trust in Iranian “promises,” intends on relaxing sanctions, and is going to begin cutting large-dollar checks to the regime.
Furthermore, the “controlling and meddlesome” attitude from Washington is much more directed at U.S. citizens than it is towards Iran.
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Iran Claims ‘Biggest Army In Region’ on Islamic Revolution Anniversary [Annual Feb 1-11 Celebration]
by Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar 2/10/2014
To mark 35 years since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the regime held a special display of the nation’s
domestic military industry advances in the last decade, bragging that it has the “biggest army in the region.”
The pinnacle of Iranian warfare was presented in the Shihab 1, 2 and 3 missiles, which feature a range of up to
2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles), enabling them to strike Israel. The missiles are fired from subterranean launchers, making them difficult to detect by satellite.
According to the Iranian army, the Shihab missiles can be fired rapidly in response to an attack.
In addition, the army boasted its Khalij Fars rocket, a supersonic ballistic missile developed for strikes on naval targets. The current version of the rocket has a 300 kilometer (186 mile) range, and is being developed to upgrade that range. The rocket features a 650 kilogram (1,433 pound) warhead.
Iran has developed several drones, the most advanced being the Fotros whose 2,000 kilometer radius allows it to strike Israel. The drone can stay airborne for 30 hours, and aside from intelligence gathering is armed to attack.
The army took the opportunity to showcase its domestically produced Saeqeh fighter jet as well, which is modeled after the F-18, along with the Qaher 313 stealth plane and combat helicopters based on the Cobra.
Iran hasn’t neglected its navy either; the Islamic regime showed off its battleships which include a
94 meter (308 feet) long ship weighing 1,500 tons, submarines including miniature submarines, as well as speedy patrol ships.
Additionally, an advanced radar was displayed called Dhu al-Fiqar, after the name of the sword given by Mohammed, the founder of Islam, to his son-in-law Ali, who is considered the inheritor of Islam by the Shia Muslims who rule Iran. The radar is built to locate low-flying rockets and tanks.
The flexing of military muscle follows threats by Iran on Saturday to the US, warning that it could strike American warships in the Persian Gulf. The same day, the country sent a naval fleet towards American maritime borders, a move the US downplayed.
America has lifted sanctions on Iran as part of an interim agreement, even as Iran reiterated on Sunday that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors are forbidden from visiting the Parchin military base, long suspected as a site of nuclear bomb detonator tests.
Iranian TV recently aired this documentary – simulated attack on Israel and the U.S.