Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zafir verbally attacked Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu while speaking in New York, according to a Tuesday report by
Iran’s Press TV.
Zafir said Netanyahu is the most isolated person at the
UN and that his nuclear armed country that has slaughtered the Palestinians for
the past 60 years must not be allowed to blackmail the international community,
the TV channel reported him as saying.
Zafir also said that the
international community would not allow Netanyahu to continue his lies and
allegations about Iran’s nuclear program at the UN. For the past 22 years,
Israel has been claiming that Iran would make a nuclear bomb in six months, he
On Monday, US President Barack Obama commented after meeting with
Netanyahu that all options regarding Iran are on the table. In response, Zafir
tweeted on Tuesday that “Obama’s presumption that Iran is negotiating because of
his illegal threats and sanctions is disrespectful of a nation, macho and
“President Obama needs consistency to promote mutual confidence.
Flip flop destroys trust and undermines US credibility,” he
Regarding the claim Sunday by Israel that it captured an Iranian
spy as he was attempting to leave the country, Iranian foreign ministry
spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said the allegations were baseless at a press
conference on Tuesday, according to Iranian Fars News Agency.
the claim was an attempt by Israel to get itself out of global
Meanwhile, Iran announced on Tuesday that its experts are
building a new long-range airto-air missile system called “maqsoud,” or
“Iran has accomplished construction of the mid-range airto-air Fakour 90 missile,” said deputy head of the general staff of the Iranian
Armed Forces Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, according to Fars, pointing out that the
country now has 11 high level projects in development in the aerospace industry
as well as 17 airbased weapons systems.
The Fakour 90 will be mounted on
F-14 fighter jets.
He also said that the targeting problem with the Qader
and Nasr missile systems has been resolved.
Iranian Defense Minister
Brig.-Gen. Hossein Dehqan told reporters at the unveiling ceremony in Tehran
that this was the first time that Iran had designed and built its own
“Air Forces’ fighter jets will be equipped with advanced
air-based Qader missiles with a range of over 200 km. and airbased Nasr missiles
with a range of over 35 km.,” he said.
The country also displayed various
domestically built long-range ballistic missiles.