Iran Launches Hypersonic Missile, Israeli Defense Minister: We Know How To Protect Citizens And Attack Opponents

JAKARTA - Israeli Defense Minister does not care about Iran's new missile launch, saying it always has a solution to counter Tehran's weapons, while Iran's nuclear program remains in the spotlight.

"I hear our enemies boasting about the weapons they are developing. For any such development, we have a better response whether it's on land, in the air, or in the maritime arena, including defensive and offensive means," said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant during a visit to North Military Command. which is holding training, reported by the Times of Israel June 7.

"We will know how to protect Israelis, and how to attack our enemy with a crushing blow if, amit-amit, they start a war against us," he continued in a video statement.

As previously reported, Iran launched a hypersonic missile made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) on Tuesday.

Named Fattah, the missile launch this time was attended by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and top ranks of the country's military, praising it as the right path to self-sufficiency in missile and defense industries.

"The launch of a new missile has allowed Iran to expand its deterrence power, bringing continued security and peace to territory around Iran," President Raisi said, citing IRNA.

Meanwhile, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Forces Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh who was also present at the launch said Iran's new hypersonic missile would mark the launch of a new generation of missiles in Iran.

Having great tactical capabilities, Fattah can fly at very high speed and perform various maneuvers inside and outside the Earth's atmosphere, he said.

"The fattah has a range of 1,400 kilometers and reaches the target with a speed of Mach 13 to 15," he praised.

"The missile launched today is a unique missile in the world," continued Brigadier General Hajizadeh, calling Russia, China, North Korea, and the United States a country that has mastered the technology of making hypersonic missiles.

"We can achieve any target within 1,400 kilometers," he praised, adding that no defense system in the world could ward off the missile.

Meanwhile, state television said Iranian Fattah missiles could target "an enemy's advanced anti-missile system and constitute a large-generation leap in the missile field".

"This missile can bypass the United States' most advanced anti-ballistic missile system and the Zionist regime, including Israel's Iron Dome," Iranian state TV said.

The Fattah name for Iran's inaugural hypersonic missile, proposed by the Supreme Ayatollah Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a briefing session by IRGC commanders on the new achievement, according to Brigadier General Hajizadeh.