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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iran tests nuclear capable missile that can hit Israel, Europe

As part of its war games Sunday and Monday, Iran tested versions of the Shahab-3 and Sajil missiles that can carry nuclear warheads and have a range of up to 2000 kilometers (1200 miles). That's enough to take in Israel and all the Arab countries along with parts of Europe.
"Iranian missiles are able to target any place that threatens Iran," said Abdollah Araqi, a top Revolutionary Guard commander, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.


The Sajjil-2 missile is Iran's most advanced two-stage surface-to-surface missile and is powered entirely by solid-fuel while the older Shahab-3 uses a combination of solid and liquid fuel in its most advanced form, which is also known as the Qadr-F1.

Solid fuel is seen as a technological breakthrough for any missile program as solid fuel increases the accuracy of missiles in reaching targets.

Experts say Sajjil-2 is more accurate than Shahab missiles and its navigation system is more advanced.

State media reported tests overnight of the Shahab-1 and Shahab-2 missiles, with ranges of 185 miles (300 kilometers) and 435 miles (700 kilometers) respectively.

That followed tests early Sunday of the short range Fateh, Tondar and Zelzal missiles, which have a range of 120 miles (193 kilometers), 93 miles (150 kilometers) and 130 miles (200 kilometers) respectively.

Iran's last known missile tests were in May when it fired its longest-range solid-fuel missile, Sajjil-2. Tehran said the two-stage surface-to-surface missile has a range of about 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) - capable of striking Israel, US Mideast bases and southeastern Europe.
But the fool in Washington still believes that Iran wants nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

What could go wrong?


At 3:55 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If they wanted nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, why keep a second nuclear plant a secret?

Iran talks of peace but prepares for war.


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