Iranian state media said in a video that the country has the potential to “turn New York into ruins and hell in case of a hostile act by the US” by using its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), which are designed to deliver nuclear weapons. has gone.
Video, translated into English and shared on Twitter by M. Hanif Jazayeri on Sunday, detailed Iran’s alleged ability to “turn Iran’s peaceful nuclear program into a nuclear weapons program in an instant, and the nightmare of the West and Israel into reality”. It also said there is a secret underground facility in Fordo, Iran, which the video describes as a “nuclear deterrent project” known as the Imad project.
“This center is the guarantor of Iran’s nuclear force, and it has all the necessary infrastructure needed for a nuclear deterrent,” the video’s narrator said, according to Jazayeri’s translation. Jazayeri did not clarify on which day the video was originally shared, but said it was “new”.
State media video on Iran’s nuclear capabilities Iran’s nuclear chief said the country has the means to build a nuclear bomb but does not intend to do so, according to an Iranian new agency, which Reuters reported on Monday. It confirmed comments made last month by Kamal Kharazi, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
According to Radio Free Europe, Kharaji said at the time, “Iran has the technical means to build a nuclear bomb, but Iran has not made any decision to build it.”
The nuclear video came from bisimchimedia affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which was added to the US list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2019 under the administration of former President Donald Trump. According to news reports and former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Joe Biden opted to put the group on the list in May. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the IRGC operates in parallel with Iran’s conventional military, but has become an institution “with enormous political, economic and military power” since its founding following Iran’s 1979 revolution. .
According to the CFR, world powers have yet to officially revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, under which the country slashes most of its nuclear program and increases its facilities for global oversight in exchange for sanctions relief. agreed to provide. Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018.
Iran on Sunday responded to a proposal by an EU diplomat who was trying to salvage the deal, saying it was seeking a quick resolution of the talks but not about its position on the matter. Not much information was given, Reuters reported.
newsweek Reached out to Iran’s foreign ministry and the US Department of Defense for comment.