The release of the game, called ‘Missile Strike,’ came as world powers and Iran entered the third week of negotiations in Vienna aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
The game’s production manager, Mehdi Atash Jaam, said it “displays Iran’s missile power.” He added that “the Zelzal, Zolfaqar and Sejjil missiles (all built in Iran) are used by the players in the game’s first stage,” in order to “break into the Zionist regime’s air defenses and target Israel.”
Atash Jaam claimed that the game was developed “in retaliation for the console game, ‘Battlefield’, that includes scenes simulating attacks on Tehran and its Milad Tower,” Fars said.
Jewish human-rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center was incensed by the release.
“In the last two days chanting crowds screaming ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ then burning effigies of President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, now a ‘game’ like this,” Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper lamented in an email to The Algemeiner. “Does anyone but Barack Obama believe the world will be more peaceful as a result of a deal with the Mullahs? This regime is mocking us all and the final agreement hasn’t even been released yet.”
‘Missile Strike’ was released last Friday, on Iran’s annual “Quds Day.”
“Quds Day” is an annual event, initiated by Iran in 1979, and held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Its purpose is to express solidarity with the Palestinian cause and to oppose Zionism, Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Jewish state’s very existence.