Defiant Iran Fires Missiles Amid Nuclear Arming Dispute

September 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Taking a lesson out of the North Korean playbook of rogue nations, Iran said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles during military drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard.  The show of force comes just days after new Tehran faced new condemnation over a newly revealed underground nuclear facility it has been secretly constructing.  Hossein Salami, air force commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard announced they fired two types of short-range missiles, tested a multiple missile launcher, and plan to test-fire the longer range Shahab 3 missile, which could reach Israel, the state-run Press TV confirmed.  Iran’s Fars news agency said the multiple launcher could fire two missiles aimed at separate targets simultaneously. The missiles, fired at targets around the country Sunday, included the Fateh-110, a short-range ground-to-ground missile, and Tondar-69, a short-range naval missile, the station said.  Iran plans to test the long-range Shahab missile on Monday.  Iran’s declared arch enemy Israel, has never ruled out a military option to stop Iran’s nuclear ambition, which they suspect of having a military aim despite Tehran’s denial.


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