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Once more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter some details regarding the Iranian Soumar cruise missile.
Soumar evidently a knock-off the Soviet/Russian cruise missile Kh-55 and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
"knockoff - - a copy or imitation of someone or something popular"
"Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen's Houthis?"
For the week ending 15 December.
"Six examples of
the Russian original were smuggled to Iran through Ukraine in 2001 . . . in January 2017, the re-engineered missile had its
first field test. And on Dec. 3, the Soumar conducted its first real
operation in Houthi hands against the UAE nuclear plant, in full sight
of US and Middle East intelligence surveillance . . . For Israel, this
episode is important as an indicator that Iran is ready to hand over to a
proxy its most highly advanced, nuclear-capable hardware. The question
now is whether Tehran has also gifted this weapon to the Lebanese Hizballah."
A BARRAGE OF SUCH MISSILES AS LAUNCHED AGAINST THE ISRAELI BY NUMBERS ALONE PENETRATING THE MOST SOPHISTICATED DEFENSE. GREAT DAMAGE AS A RESULT. EVEN DURING INSTANCES WHEN SOUMAR CARRYING MERELY A CONVENTIONAL WARHEAD.