On Saturday, an Iran expert and assistant spokesperson in the Farsi language at the Prime Minister’s Office in Israel, Ben Sabti, tweeted warnings that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) Telegram channel threatened to produce nuclear warheads for missiles.
Sabti cited the channel’s message, “Iran can immediately return to the Emad project and build an atomic bomb if Natanz facilities are attacked.”
#BREAKING–#Iran #IRGC Telegram channel threatens to produce atomic war head for missiles: "Iran can immediately return to Emad project and build an #ATOM bomb, if Natanz facilities are attacked". pic.twitter.com/4ug4Jd9k18
— BenSabti (@BeniSabti) July 30, 2022
The Jerusalem Post reported that the Emad is an Iranian long-range missile.
The IRGC-linked Radioman Media Telegram channel also published a short video entitled, “When Will Iran’s Sleeping Nuclear Warheads Awaken,” according to the London-based Iran International news outlet.
It declares that should the “U.S. or the Zionists make any stupid mistakes,” Iran’s regime will produce nuclear weapons in a rapid-fire timeframe. Iran International noted that the video claimed Iran’s ballistic missiles could turn New York into hellish ruins, in a seeming reference to the Iranian space program.
“The nuclear facilities of Fordow have been built deep under mountains of Iran and are protected against trench-busting bombs and even nuclear explosion… all infrastructures required for nuclear breakout have been prepared in it,” the video stated per Iran International.
The video boasted that the regime could quickly move from its “peaceful nuclear program” to nuclear weapons production.
i24News in Tel Aviv pointed out the Iranian threats come while they lag acceptance of the European Union agreement as the final offer. As a result, the regime has resorted to making threats to “scare the west” in hopes of enlisting concessions on Iranian terms.
'It's meant to scare the west into concessions on the Iranian regime's terms'
While #Iran threatens to develop nuclear warheads, @JasonMBrodsky tells @laura_i24 that he believes the incendiary talk is a tactic being used to alter the terms of a final nuclear agreement #JCPOA pic.twitter.com/YqrEapB0bn
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) July 31, 2022