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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iran Yazindua 'Balozi wa Kifo'

Katika kuonyesha nguvu za jeshi la Iran, Rais wa Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amezindua kombora jipya la masafa marefu lililotengenezwa nchini humo ambalo limepewa jina la 'Balozi wa kifo'.
Katika kuudhihirishia ulimwengu kuwa Iran iko tayari kwa vita na nchi yoyote ile, Rais wa Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amezindua kombora la masafa marefu ambalo limepewa jina la "ambassador of death”(balozi wa kifo).



Kombora hilo lilizinduliwa rasmi jana jumapili na tukio hilo la uzinduzi kuonyeshwa LIVE na televisheni ya taifa ya Iran.

Kombora hilo linadaiwa kuwa na uwezo wa kusafiri kilomita 900 kwa saa na litakuwa likibeba mabomu mawili makubwa yenye uzito wa kilo 113 au bomu moja kubwa lenye uzito wa kilo 226.

Kombora hilo kubwa lina urefu wa mita 4 na lina uwezo wa kushambulia maeneo yaliyo umbali wa zaidi ya kilomita 1,000.

Rais Ahmadinejad alisema kuwa kombora hilo litakuwa ni balozi wa kifo kwa maadui wa Iran na wakati huo huo litakuwa likibeba ujumbe wa amani na urafiki.

"Dhumuni kubwa la kombora hili ni kuzuia mashambulizi yoyote dhidi ya Iran", aliongeza Ahmadinejad.

Rais Ahmadinejad aliongeza kuwa kombora hilo litawafanya maadui wa Iran washindwe kufanya shambulizi lolote dhidi ya Iran.

Iran unveils unmanned 'ambassador of death'


UNMANNED BOMBER: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech during the unveiling ceremony of a long-range drone, the Karrar.


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled the country's first domestically-built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.

The 4-metre-long drone aircraft can carry up to four cruise missiles and will have a range of 1000 kilometres, according to a state TV report - not far enough to reach arch-enemy Israel.

"The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship," said Ahmadinejad at the inauguration ceremony, which fell on the country's national day for its defence industries.

The goal of the aircraft, named Karrar or striker, is to "keep the enemy paralysed in its bases," he said, adding that the aircraft is for deterrence and defensive purposes.

The president championed the country's military self-sufficiency programme, and said it will continue "until the enemies of humanity lose hope of ever attacking the Iranian nation."

Iran launched an arms development programme during its 1980-88 war with Iraq to compensate for a US weapons embargo and now produces its own tanks, armored personnel carries, missiles and even a fighter plane.

Iran frequently makes announcements about new advances in military technology that cannot be independently verified.

State TV later showed video footage of the plane taking off from a launching pad and reported that the craft travelled at speeds of 900 kilometres and could alternatively be armed with two 250-pound bombs or a 450-pound guided bomb.

Iran has been producing its own light, unmanned surveillance aircraft since the late 1980s.

The ceremony came a day after Iran began to fuel its first nuclear power reactor, with the help of Russia, amid international concerns over the possibility of a military dimension to its nuclear programme.

Iran insists it is only interested in generating electricity.

Referring to Israel's occasional threats against Iran's nuclear facilities, Ahmadinejad called any attack unlikely, but he said if Israel did, the reaction would be overwhelming.

"The scope of Iran's reaction will include the entire Earth," said Ahmadinejad. "We also tell you - the West - that all options are on the table."

Ahmadinejad appeared to be consciously echoing the terminology used by the US and Israel in their statements not ruling out a military option against Iran's nuclear facilities.

On Friday (Saturday, NZT), Iran also test-fired a new liquid fuel surface-to-surface missile, the Qiam-1, with advanced guidance systems.

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