Iran claims it has the ability to use nuclear missiles to destroy New York.

Benny Gantz, the Israeli defense minister, discussed the danger posed by Iran to the area in a video at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of the Iranian dictatorship claimed on Saturday that it could quickly produce a nuclear weapon and use ballistic missiles to completely destroy New York.

The Bisimchi Media (Radioman Media) Telegram Channel aired a brief video titled “When Will Iran’s Sleeping Warheads Awaken,” according to the London-based Iran International news agency. The Islamic Republic of Iran can quickly develop nuclear weapons, according to the video, “if the US or the Zionist regime make any stupid mistakes.”

Israel is referred to by the theocratic state of Iran as the “Zionist regime.” According to the film produced by the IRGC, Iranian ballistic missiles are capable of “turning New York into horrible ruins.”

The film stated that “all infrastructures required for nuclear breakout have been prepared in the Fordow nuclear facility, which are deep beneath Iran’s mountains and protected against trench-busting bombs and even nuclear explosion.” The video claimed that Iran has improved its uranium enrichment process to construct a nuclear weapons device in the underground facilities of Fordow, close to the holy city of Qom, according to the Iran International report. Other important lessons from the videos produced by the IRGC include Iran’s perilous proximity to acquiring nuclear weapons and joining the club of nuclear states.

Former President Hassan Rouhani, second right, listens to head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi while visiting an exhibition of Iran's new nuclear achievements in Tehran, Iran, in April 2021.

While attending an exhibition showcasing Iran’s new nuclear accomplishments in Tehran, Iran, in April 2021, former President Hassan Rouhani, second from the right, listens to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi. (AP) Iranian Presidency Office

The editor-in-chief of the website The Foreign Desk and an authority on Iran, Lisa Daftari, told Fox News Digital that “these threats are a direct outcome of a weak and confusing foreign policy coming from the White House.” If the Iranian leadership did not believe it has the upper hand when dealing with the US and other major powers, it would not be so bold as to threaten the US.

U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022.

On July 28, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden makes gestures while discussing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 at the White House in Washington. Elizabeth Frantz of REUTERS

The Biden administration is attempting to reach an agreement with Iran’s clerics that would temporarily curtail Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for a significant lifting of economic sanctions.

“Since Biden started running for president, he made it apparent that he would reverse Trump’s Iran policies, and it sent a signal to Tehran to turn off its security cameras, block access to inspectors, and spin its centrifuges at 60%,” Daftari said. The Biden administration repeatedly returned to the negotiating table in an effort to reach a deal, making it plain that Iran did not need to behave well or change its attitude in order to do so.

The Natanz nuclear complex in Iran is visible in

Satellite photo provided from Planet Labs Inc. shows Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.

(courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. via AP).

Iran is “playing out the clock and taking advantage of the present White House’s policies,” according to Daftari.

The IRGC was labeled as a foreign terrorist organization by the Trump administration. The video from Bisimchi Media was reposted on the second Telegram channel run by the IRGC with the following caption: “Iran was getting ready to execute the top-secret EMAD Project. building the first nuclear warhead in case Natanz is attacked.”

EMAD is an Iranian weapons program, and Natanz is one of Iran’s main nuclear plants.
Reporter Benjamin Weinthal covers events in the Middle East. Ben Weinthal has a Twitter account that you can follow at @BenWeinthal.

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