Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp’s airspace division, claimed in an interview over the weekend with the country’s state-controlled media that Iran has developed the 10-ton bomb and has the capability to drop them from aircraft.
Iran has created an ultra-strong non-nuclear bomb weighing almost 10 tons, Iranian Press TV reported on Saturday, citing the commander of the Air Force Corps of the Islamic Revolution Guards, General Amir Ali Hadjizade.
The MOAB is the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the USA military, Its explosion is equivalent to 11-tons of TNT and the blast radius is a mile wide.
Iranian sources have claimed that their bomb was the “father of all bombs”.
The recent flexing of military might by the Iranians comes at a time when the tensions in the middle-east are at an alarmingly high level.
The conflict over the nuclear agreement has led Iran to issue a range of threats and move forward on its construction of ballistic missiles, which could be used to carry a nuclear warhead.
The comments come amid a tense standoff between the Trump administration and Iran over the landmark nuclear deal.
“In our view, Iran is clearly in default of these expectations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week at a press conference in London.
Izadi’s accusations were backed by Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani, who claimed that “the United States has aligned itself with the ISIL in the region“.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khamenei has on several occasions cautioned the adversaries that Iran’s response to any assault will not be confined to defense alone, but aggressors will face a crushing response.