Iran Releases ‘Missile Strike’ Game Targeting Israel During Nuclear Talks
The mainstream media is ignoring the release on Friday by Iran of an “anti-Zionist” smartphone app game entitled ‘Missile Strike’ that has players launch missiles at Israel. The release came on Al-Quds Day and as the nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the U.S.-led international delegation dragged on past another self-imposed deadline for resolution. Israel is a bystander in the talks even though Iran has threatened many times to wipe Israel off the world.
Iran also marked Al-Quds Day by organizing a mass anti-U.S., anti-Israel rally in Tehran that featured the torching of effigies of President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli media outlets The Times of Israel and Arutz Sheva were first to pick up the report on the ‘Missile Strike’ game from Iran’s Fars News Agency, followed by a handful of U.S. sites like The Blaze, Jihad Watch and the Clarion Project.
Online news searches show no mainstream media outlets reporting on the provocative action by Iran even though Fars News flatly states the game is from the Iranian government.
‘Missile Strike’ image from Fars News Agency via The Times of Israel.
Fars reported the game’s designers describe it as “anti-Zionist”.
“TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran unveiled a cellphone game named ‘Missile Strike’ which illustrates the country’s missile attacks against Israeli port city of Haifa.
“”The anti-Zionist game displays Iran’s missile power and the Zelzal, Zolfaqar and Sejjil missiles (all built in Iran) are used by the players in the game’s first stage,” game production project manager Mehdi Atash Jaam told FNA on Saturday.
“”In this game, users break into the Zionist regime’s air defense and target Israel,” he added.
“Elaborating on the reason for developing a game in which the Iranian missiles destroy targets in Israel, Atash Jaam said that it was a move in retaliation for the console game, ‘Battlefield’, that includes scenes simulating attacks on Tehran and its Milad Tower.
“‘Missile Strike’ was unveiled on Friday on the occasion of the International Quds Day.”