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Iran does not want to give up its missiles

Despite the denunciation made by Israel and the alleged Iranian secret nuclear program, the missiles are not negotiated, they said from the Islamic Republic

Iran does not want to give up its missiles

Iran warns that they will not give up its missile program. This was announced by the Islamic Republic after the United States and the European powers expressed their interest in imposing new sanctions, as well as their possible withdrawal from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In addition, the last component to the tension in the region occurred when Israel accused Iran on Monday, April 30, of possessing a secret nuclear program, Project Amad, with which the Islamic country is developing nuclear warheads to be installed in its missile system.

Leer en español: Irán no quiere renunciar a sus misiles

Iran has denied that this project is real and ensures that it has fully complied with the agreement. Therefore requests that the nuclear issue should not be mixed with its missile program, arguing that the latter has a defensive character. "We will never accept to disarm ourselves of our capacity for dissuasion," said the subcommander of the Guard Corps of the Revolution, Hossein Salami.

For Iran, the United States is using a strategy of media manipulation, in which the Islamic Republic is left unprotected. The new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, accused Iran on Sunday from Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, of being the "biggest" support for terrorism in the world and of "destabilizing" the entire Middle East region. Pompeo develops a tour of the Middle East visiting the American allies.

Iran's missiles

According to data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), based in the United States, Iran has the largest ballistic weapons in the Middle East. Although it does not have, verified, missiles that manage to affect US territory, its range of reach has already reached more than 2,500 km. That is to say, it could already impact the south-east of Europe.

Because of its proximity to Iran, Israel is the one that most denounces the Iranian missiles since its territory is under the range of scope. For Iran, its capacity for deterrence does not enter into negotiations, arguing that this is a tool enjoyed by all countries. In addition, in the end it is a guarantee of survival and protection not only of enemies, but of any country that wants to meddle in its internal affairs.

Other "threats" with missiles

Although North Korea has offered its denuclearization to international eyes and with the respective inspection of specialized observers, it is believed that its development of missiles reached the point of impacting the United States and its continental territory. The test of this missile occurred in the month of November of 2017, and although it is not known what weight it had inside, it is believed that its rank with a prudent weight could reach cities such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, said David Wright, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

How real are the threats with missiles?

Since the Cold War, missiles have been considered a threat to global security and stability. This speech has been led by the United States since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. But Iran really uses the most sensible argument against the issue. According to Dr. Bruce Bagley, director of the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami and an expert in the relationship between EE. UU.-Latin America, "countries use the power of deterrence to contain external interference. Iran shows its missile system as the United States does, demonstrate power and not get involved with them."

Missile systems have not really been used under any circumstances. The attacks that have developed in cases like Syria, Iraq, Libya, among others, have been perpetrated from close quarters. On the other hand, there has not been an attack on the United States or any other power on the part of the countries that have missiles. "In the last 50 years, even a long time ago, the missiles have not been used. They are dissuasive, and to use them is a completely different situation," says Bagley.

For Bagley, the United States has always been in range of missiles from other countries such as Chinese, Russian and European missiles. But his speech is only for those who destabilize their area of ​​influence, as is the case of the Korean peninsula and the Middle East. According to him, "for the United States, the zones of influence are like its territory. In the Latin American case, although there are regimes that clash with its ideology, there are no real threats or missile programs, so there is no real concern. Venezuela is destabilizing the region, but is not a threat".

 

Latin American Post | Carlos Eduardo Gómez Avella

Translated from "Irán no quiere renunciar a sus misiles"

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