An agreement between the United States and Iran
over the latter's nuclear program seems imminent, but the charm offensive in Geneva is not mirrored at home. In Tehran, the Iranian government sent a different message with a broadcast on state television of a simulated missile attack on Israel.
The hour-long documentary program included segments about the capabilities of Iranian missiles and the possibility of their use in response to foreign threats. The program included a video simulation of a potential response by Iran to an Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities.
|Iranian simulation of missile attack|
The video showed computer-animated launches of Iran's long-range Sejjil ballistic missiles. The animations show Israel's air defense systems intercepting a few missiles as others penetrate the protective layer and destroy different strategic targets across Israel.
Among the targets shown are the Azrieli Towers and the Kirya in Tel Aviv, the IDF
base Tzfirin in central Israel, a generic missile launch site, Ben Gurion Airport, and the nuclear reactor at Dimona. The targets were circled on Google Maps, and the video finished with real pictures of casualties from the Second Lebanon
In 2012, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened Israel
with the destruction of Tel Aviv and Haifa – part of the usual rhetoric employed by the Islamic regime. "At times, the Zionist entity threatens a military attack, but they know that if they make the smallest mistake, the Islamic republic will obliterate Tel Aviv and Haifa."
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