President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Iran’s latest threat to the world — the “Karrar” (“striker” in Farsi) jet, which can carry up to four cruise missiles and travel 620 miles.
“The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship,” Ahmadinejad said during yesterday’s inauguration ceremony, according to the Daily News.
A “main message of peace and friendship?” Hmmm, somehow we’re not feeling the warm fuzzies from this weapon.
In his announcement, Ahmadinejad said that the weapon is not only a means of attack, but also a deterrent to threats of violence. Let’s hope Iran’s all talk when it comes to using this thing — or that it’s just an odd-looking decoy to make our drones look like wimps.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 23, 2010