Thu, May 21, 2009
The Peace-Loving People Of Iran Want The Capability To Kill At
Iran is claiming a successful test of a new medium-range missile
capable of hitting targets in Europe.
Media reports reveal that Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the announcement in Semnan, near the
missile's launch site in northern Iran -- "The defense minister
told me today that we launched a Sejil-2 missile, which is a
two-stage missile and it has reached the intended target. I was
told that the missile is able to go beyond the atmosphere then come
back and hit its target. It works on solid fuel."
AFP News in Washington says a US official, speaking on condition of
anonymity, told it, "Initial indications are that it was
successful. At this point there's reason to believe it was a
medium-range ballistic missile."
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says it's no big deal for his
country, which is already within range of existing Iranian
missiles. Ayalon says, "But it should worry the Europeans.
The Iranians are also trying to develop a ballistic missile with a
range of 10,000 kilometers that could reach the coast of the United
Regarding UN sanctions over its apparent pursuit of nuclear
technology and intercontinental delivery vehicles, Ahmadinejad
remained defiant yesterday, "...you can adopt 100 sets of
sanctions, but nothing will change."
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