An Iranian Defense Ministry image said to show the 2010 test-launch of a Fateh 110 short-range ballistic missile.
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Hezbollah has acquired advanced Iranian missiles with "pinpoint accuracy" that provide a "real deterrence" to Israel, Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hezbollah's deputy secretary-general, revealed Sunday.The Israeli media and some Gulf newspapers belatedly picked up the Fars report over the weekend, adding that Hezbollah's Fateh missiles carry a 500 kilogram warhead, have a range of between 250 to 350 kilometers and could strike Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona in southern Israel.The Fateh A-110 missile, the first version introduced in 2002, is among several rocket systems that Hezbollah is believed to have acquired since the end of the monthlong war with Israel in 2006 .In early May 2013, Israeli jets attacked targets near Damascus on two separate occasions that reportedly contained advanced weapons systems destined for Hezbollah, including Fateh A-110 missiles. Israel believes Hezbollah also has acquired a "few dozen" Scud D missiles with a range of 700 kilometers stashed in the northern Bekaa, according to diplomatic sources.If Israel were to launch an attack against Iran's nuclear facilities, a retaliatory Scud strike by Hezbollah against Dimona may have been suitably reciprocal and possibly worth the logistical challenges posed by the missile.
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