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Iran Says New Missile Can Reach US Bases

From those proponents of nuclear proliferation at the Associated Press:


Iran says it’s produced new missile

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said Tuesday it has manufactured a new missile with a range of 1,200 miles capable of reaching Israel and U.S. bases in the Mideast, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Iran’s Defense Minister Gen. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the Ashoura missile was produced by factories affiliated with the ministry, according to IRNA. He did not say whether Iran has test fired the missile or has plans to do so.

Many of Iran’s weapons development claims have not been independently verified.

Iran launched an arms development program during its war with Iraq to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has reportedly produced its own jets, torpedoes, radar-avoiding missiles, tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Recent weapons development has been motivated by Iran’s standoff with the U.S. over its controversial nuclear program, which Washington claims is a cover for weapons development — a charge Tehran denies…

Experts also believe Iran is developing the Shahab-4 missile, thought to have a range between 1,200 and 1,900 miles, that would enable it to hit much of Europe.

Let’s hope they don’t put them on their new home-built submarines (pictured above).

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Of course all of these developments are for peaceful purposes only.

Iran launched an arms development program during its war with Iraq to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo…

Recent weapons development has been motivated by Iran’s standoff with the U.S. over its controversial nuclear program…

Nevertheless, according to the AP, it is all the fault of the US.

As always.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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