As the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany – began in Geneva on Thursday, Iranian state TV aired a documentary about Iran’s missile capabilities, including an animated simulation of a missile attack on Tel Aviv.
The simulation depicts an Iranian response to an airstrike by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to Iransview.com. It shows Sijjil long range missiles hitting critical targets in Tel Aviv, as well as Dimona, where Israel's main nuclear reactor is allegedly based, on Ben Gurion Airport and on what appears to be a missile launch site.
In March 21, notes Iransview.com, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if attacked.
“At times the officials of the Zionist regime threaten to launch a military invasion, but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground,” Khamenei said.
In September, the Iranian military paraded its arsenal of ballistic missiles capable of hitting Israeli and other western targets.
Iran paraded 30 missiles with a nominal range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) – the first time it had displayed so many missiles with the theoretical capacity to hit Israeli targets.