WTTG Fox reports that Iran exaggerated their missile capabilities and engaged in some North Korean-style Photoshop trickery during the ten-day war games in the Strait of Hormuz. The exercises were planned to show Tehran’s strength in the face of threatened sanctions, including one on Iran’s central bank. But as it turns out, Iran lacks the ability to strike U.S. targets in Bahrain, let alone Israel:
The Qhader missile, introduced in September, has a range of just 124 miles. The U.S. Navy’s fifth fleet in Bahrain is 150 miles from Iran. Israel is four times farther.
“We’ve seen that they’ve photoshopped, for example, photographs of missile tests before to make it look more impressive than it actually is, so I would take all this with a grain of salt. I think this is mainly posturing. It’s gamesmanship. And it’s again meant to send a message that the Iranians aren’t simply going to sit back while their oil is sanctioned,” said Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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