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Monday, April 16, 2012

Iranian officials attended failed North Korea rocket launch

I'm sure you'll all be shocked to hear that 12 Iranians attended the failed launch of a North Korean rocket last week. The rocket crashed and burned in the Yellow Sea within minutes of takeoff.
The high-profile rocket launch, which took place to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder, was reportedly attended by 12 officials from the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHID).

The organisation, which is the subject of a number of international sanctions, attended in order to witness the launch at first hand, according to Yonhap news agency reports.

"The Iranians undoubtedly were there to observe the missile launch and receive test data from North Korea," a diplomatic source as quoted as telling the news agency.


It was last Friday morning that North Korea launched its much-hyped rocket in defiance of international pressure to cancel, before it disintegrated over the Yellow Sea only minutes after take off.

North Korea admitted that it had failed in its intention of putting a satellite into orbit following the rocket launch, which was regarded by the United States and its allies as a disguised missile test.
The United States cut off a food aid package to North Korea as a result of the launch, and North Korea is now regarded as likely to go b ack to trying to launch nuclear missiles. Iran attended 'talks' on its nuclear program the next day in Istanbul.

Maybe George Bush was onto something when he referred to Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an axis of evil. But don't expect Obama to admit it. In Obama's book, there is nothing Bush could have gotten right. Nothing at all.

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At 8:12 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
Now if there were 13 Iranians there on friday the 13Th.
that would be news.:)


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