[dangerous talk] Iran: threats to Israel’s Negev nuclear site renewed

A partial view of the Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Negev-Naqab desert (AFP)

Middle East Eye  /  November 17, 2022

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Iranian says Israel nuclear sites ‘in range’

Iranian military adviser Abbas Haji Najari has told the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen news channel that Tehran has been practicing an attack on Israel’s nuclear facility, based near Dimona in the Negev (Naqab) desert.

“The Zionist regime is worried about our military drills because Dimona is one of the main targets for Iran,” he said in the interview, which was also published by Persian outlets close to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

“We built replicas of those facilities and practiced how to hit them. All the Zionist regime’s sensitive centres are in range of our missiles,” he added.

Najari, a retired IRGC member, also renewed threats against US military bases in the Middle East, saying: “Our missiles have a range of 2,000 km, and we can hit all the US bases in the region.”