Iran secretly tests new surface-to-surface missile




 
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February 4th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Iran secretly tests new surface-to-surface missile


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Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 2005 IranMania.com

LONDON, February 4 (IranMania) - Iran secretly tested a new surface-to-surface missile (SSM) on January 17, seeking to establish the measurements needed for long-range missiles, the German daily Die Welt reported in its issue to appear on Saturday.

The test, conducted by members of the Revolutionary Guard led by Yahya Rahim Safavi, was successful, according to Western diplomats cited by the newspaper, which did not indicate the location where the test took place, said AFP.

On January 28, Safavi said that Iran would use its ballistic missiles if it was attacked.

"Iran has a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles)," he said on Iranian public television.

"We do not intend to attack any country, but if we are attacked, we are capable of effectively responding. Our position is defensive."

Safavi was referring to the Shahab-3 missiles that Iran possesses which can reach Israel and US bases in the Middle East.

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It will get worse, just wait and see how it unfolds
February 4th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 
A politician here said last night, "we are caught in the vice like grip of history". And he was quite right. This thing has an unstoppable quality about it.
February 6th, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
A SSM for defensive purposes? Who are they trying to kid? A SAM, is a defensive weapon, so is a anti-tank weapon or even a landmine, but ballistic missiles are OFFENSIVE by there very nature, espically if you attach a nuclear warhead to them (hint, hint).
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February 7th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Come on, mmarsh, why do you say that? Why do you all think the Iranians are untrustworthy when they speak of defensive goals? I mean they just want to defend themselves from ...uhm....from...uhm...from the infidels, from the Big Satan, from the Zionists, yeah that's it. What are ya, mmarsh, a Zionist yourself?
February 7th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by Italian Guy
Come on, mmarsh, why do you say that? Why do you all think the Iranians are untrustworthy when they speak of defensive goals? I mean they just want to defend themselves from ...uhm....from...uhm...from the infidels, from the Big Satan, from the Zionists, yeah that's it. What are ya, mmarsh, a Zionist yourself?
February 7th, 2006  
warhappy100
 
 
The Iranians will be sorry now Isreal will hit them before US does job.