« | »

Iranian Missiles Puts Israel Within Reach

From a delighted Reuters:

Iran test-fires new missile, Israel within reach

By Zahra Hosseinian Zahra Hosseinian

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said it test-fired a new generation of surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday and that the Islamic Republic was ready to defend itself against any attacker…

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, like outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush, has not ruled out military action although he has criticized the Bush administration for not pursuing more diplomacy and engagement with Tehran.

Iranian Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the Iranian-made surface-to-surface Sejil missile had “extremely high capabilities” and was only intended for defensive purposes.

He said it had a range of close to 2,000 km (1,200 miles), almost as much as another Iranian missile called Shahab 3. That would enable it to reach Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf.

“This missile test is in the framework of Iran’s deterrent doctrine,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying.

It will only land on the heads of those enemies … who want to make an aggression and invade the Islamic Republic,” said Najjar, who did not mention any country by name…

The President Select is right. We have got to talk to these people.

They probably don’t realize that what they are doing could be viewed as threatening to some.

Once they understand, they will surely stop.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Iranian Missiles Puts Israel Within Reach”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    “This missle test is in the framework of Irans deterrent doctorine.”
    Somehow I don’t see Israel seeing it that way. Just like their nuclear program is for “Peaceful” purposes. YUP…It’s time for the Office of the Resident Reject to send Iran a “Time out Warning” before they are put in a corner for 10 minutes! That’ll learn ’em to mess with “THE ONE!!”

  2. proreason says:

    LD: It’s time for the Office of the Resident Reject to send Iran a “Time out Warning”

    Be careful, LD. We wouldn’t want to damage their self-esteem.

  3. yadayada says:

    sadly, even though the iranian parliament (par ‘lame’ nt ? por ‘lament’ ? not sure of spelling or inflection)
    is doing their best to rid their government of Achmedinijad’s anti-west cabinet members (already 10 ousted), they may not do so fast enough. and iran will probably still be the cause of another war before he’s gone. worse, if their parliament is successful in regime change by june’s election, there will be no shortage of psycophants claiming that The One is responsible.

    p.s. please mark this in history. not because of my self absorption, but because you KNOW it will happen

  4. DEZ says:

    Why do I get the feeling that Israel is going to have to make Iran a great deal warmer.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »