By Miranda House
Last week after the Trump administration put Iran on the “watch list,” Iran had been spotted launching test missiles and perusing dangerous experiments. Images sparked conversation and worry throughout the US. So, should we be scared? Should America keep a watchful eye on the threatening country? The answer: yes; however, this is not the first time Iran has attempted launching missiles, and according to the Department of Foreign Relations, “This is not seen as much of a threat. We will be monitoring areas in which we see concerns, but there is no reason to worry.”
The missiles that Iran was caught trying to launch were advanced surface-to-air ballistic missiles. They were launched from Dasht-e Kavir, a secluded area 45 miles from the city Semnam. Unfortunately, officials claimed that the launches were successful. These weapons are hoped to bring down enemy aircrafts.
The attacks were meant to occur in the “10 days of dawn” which is the celebration of the Iranian revolution.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard also conducted a seperate attack on Saturday that included more missile launches and radar systems.
“We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense. Let us see if any of those who complain can make the same statement,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said.
With this unsure agreement, America’s foreign defense departments will continue to monitor the country and will be prepared for any deference that may be needed. The relationship between America and Iran has always showed signs of turbulence. However, we will continue to be strong and faithful in our armed forces and feel the comfort in our strength.