Iranian Foreign Minister Says Missiles Tested by Israel Target Iran

MOSCOW, Dec 7: The tests of the new rocket-propulsion system conducted by Israel were directed against Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
On Friday, the Israeli Defense Ministry said it had successfully tested on Friday a new rocket propulsion system as part of country’s missile defense modernization. In July, Israel and the United States held successful tests of their advanced missile defense system Arrow 3 in Alaska.
“Israel today tested a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran. E3 [Germany, France and the United Kingdom] & US never complain about the only nuclear arsenal in West Asia-armed with missiles actually DESIGNED to be capable of carrying nukes-but has fits of apoplexy over our conventional & defensive ones,” Zarif wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Tensions in the Persian Gulf increased due to escalation of US-Iran conflict over Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the resumption of anti-Iranian sanctions, which were implemented in two phases in August and November 2018. In response, from May 8 this year, Tehran began to phase out its obligations under the deal.