An intelligence source of mine in Israel, subsequently confirmed by a Pentagon source has confirmed to TWN that the July 15th missile attack on an Israeli warship was an Iranian-made C802 Nur missile.
This is actually not “new” news. The type of missile was reported the day after the attack. I had just not seen the missile type and confirmation by our intellligence services.
This type of missile was originally designed and produced in China, but the technology was transferred to Iran where this particular missile was produced.
The mystery is not that Hezbollah has sophisticated weapons produced by Iran. The mystery is that this missile was marked in such a way as to make it appear of British and/or American origin.
Strangely, the missile has markings in English language such as “Warning”, “Flat Surface”, and “Do Not Touch”. There may be a logical explanation for the English language markings — but my sources find the markings puzzling and not consistent with other such Iranian produced missiles.
I don’t know the implications of this information — just passing on what I have learned.
– Steve Clemons