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Iran Joins The Party

Hot on the heels on the news that Syria has chemical weapons pointed our way comes this news from WorldNetDaily:

U.S. officials have confirmed claims by Iran that its military has deployed the new Shihab-3 long-range missile with the Islamic shock troops for the first time.

Iran’s official Voice of the Islamic Republic Radio reported July 20 that the missiles were turned over to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC. Also supplied were Su-25 jet fighters and transport and attack helicopters.

The deployment represents a major advance in Iran’s power projection since the country previously had only short-range missiles similar to 180-mile Scuds.

The Shihab-3 ballistic missile (Shihab in Farsi means meteor shooting star) is a road-mobile, medium-range missile that travels up to 930 miles. It is believed capable of carrying a 2,200-pound warhead. The missile is based on the design of the North Korean Nodong missile.

The missile is capable of hitting Israel, Iraq, Turkey, Russia and parts of southern Europe.

But it seems we in Israel have nothing to worry about:

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said last week that nuclear weapons have “no place” in Iran’s defense doctrine. He insisted Iran’s nuclear program is for “civilian applications.”

And we believe him, right?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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