Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recent Iranian Rocket Tests Are Raising Concerns

Iran test fires a Fajr-3 missile [file photo] Photo: IRNA / Reuters

Iran ICBM Advances -- Washington Free Beacon

Iran conducts test of new rocket motor with ICBM capability.

U.S. intelligence agencies recently detected Iran conducting a static ground test of a large rocket motor that could be used for a future intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to U.S. officials.

Disclosure of the recent rocket engine test comes as Congress is prodding the Obama administration to deploy a third ground-based missile defense interceptor base on the U.S. East Coast.

“This engine could be used for an ICBM,” said one official familiar with the intelligence reports of the test.

No other details were available. A Defense Intelligence Agency spokesman declined to comment on the test.

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My Comment:
The Iranians have stated in the past that their goal was to deploy long-range missiles to deter their enemies .... these tests are just an indication that they are fulfilling their promises.

1 comment:

Hussam said...

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