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Iran Fires Cluster Warhead Missiles In War Games

From those lovers of nuclear proliferation at Reuters:

Iran fires missiles in war games: TV

By Parisa Hafezi

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired missiles carrying cluster warheads to shouts of "God is the greatest" at the start of 10 days of military maneuvers on Thursday, state television reported.

Tehran had said the maneuvers, dubbed "The Greatest Prophet" and which will include drills in the Gulf and Sea of Oman, were to demonstrate "defensive strength." …

"Dozens of missiles were fired, including Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles. The missiles had ranges from 300 km (190 miles) up to 2,000 km (1,240 miles)," Iran's main state television channel reported.

Footage showed six missiles, which television said included Shahabs, being fired from mobile launchers and leaving long vapor trails as they soared into the air above the desert near the holy city of Qom in central Iran.

As they rose, Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards who gave the firing order, and other Guardsman were heard shouting: "God is the Greatest."

A reporter for the Arabic-language Al-Alam television, also state-owned, told Reuters by telephone from the launch site that the Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles launched on Thursday had been installed with cluster warheads.

State TV said the cluster warheads could carry 1,400 bombs

Experts say Iran's Shahab-3 missiles have a maximum range of some 2,000 km, making them capable of hitting Israel as well as U.S. military bases in the Gulf. They say the Shahab-2 missile has a range of up to 700 km…

But what's to worry about? No doubt the Democrats have a plan that will stop Iran's nuclear program.

Like sending Cindy Sheehan to reason with Ahmadinejad.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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