Iran Unveils New Weapon As Tensions Escalate

Iran Unveils New Weapon As Tensions Escalate

( – Shortly after former President Donald Trump took office, he pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The deal, negotiated by former President Barack Obama’s administration, was supposed to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but Trump said it wasn’t working. President Joe Biden said he intended to negotiate a new deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, but recent events might make that even harder than it already is.

On Wednesday, February 9, Iranian State TV unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile named “Kheibar Shekan.” The name is a nod to the Muslims who overran an ancient Jewish oasis named Kheibar on the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century. The new missile can allegedly travel 1,450 kilometers (900.9 miles), and was manufactured by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a military group the US State Department considers a terrorist organization.

The new missile shows how far the Iranian government’s weapons program is coming along. It’s very concerning not just to the US, but its allies like Israel. The Israeli people live just over 1,000 miles away from the country that, by all accounts, wants them dead. Imagine if Iran acquires a weapon capable of hitting their country.

Despite the hostile acts of Iran and its continued military expansion, President Biden still wants to negotiate with the nation. It seems like a brilliant idea; what do you think?

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