Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Iran Announces New Missile - Yes Europe, You ARE In Range!

News out of the World Capitol of Threats (Tehran) that Iran now possesses a missile with a distance striking capability of 2000 km. Knock Knock, Europe and Moscow ... You are in the bullseye now (if it's true).

It will be interesting if the Europeans view this as a threat to be dealt with harshly or if they will begin the blackmail payments. I'm not betting on the former.

Here's the full story at Haaretz and some outtakes below:

Iran: We've developed new missile with range of 2,000 km
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent, Reuters and Haaretz Service

Iran has recently developed a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said on Tuesday. Iran already stocks long-range missiles which are capable of hitting Israel. The new missile, named "Ashoura", will enable Iran to aim at targets in Europe. Ashoura means the tenth day in Farsi, a sacred reference among Shiite Muslims to the martyrdom of the third imam. Najar told the Iranian Fars news agency that the missile is "a victory of the Defense Ministry." He did not say whether Iran has test fired the missile or has plans to do so.

Former Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh told Army Radio that now Iran does not only threaten Israel, but European capitals and Moscow as well. "The new missile is the world's wake-up call," he said.

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