Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Joint North Korean - Iran ICBM Program

Terrifying: The Hwasong-13 missile could give North Korea the capability of striking Alaska or Hawaii - but is yet to be tested

Iran, North Korea Secretly Developing New Long-Range Rocket Booster For ICBMs -- Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

Iranian missile group delegation visited Pyongyang as Geneva nuclear talks were underway

Iranian missile technicians secretly visited North Korea as part of joint development of a new rocket booster for long-range missiles or space launchers at the same time nuclear talks took place in Geneva, according to U.S. officials.

Several groups of technicians from the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), a unit in charge of building Iran’s liquid-fueled missiles, traveled to Pyongyang during the past several months, including as recently as late October, to work on the new, 80-ton rocket booster being developed by the North Koreans, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports.

The booster is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be intended for a new long-range missile or space launch vehicle that could be used to carry nuclear warheads, and could be exported to Iran in the future.

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My Comment: So much for the Russian Foreign Minister's recent remarks that the Iranian deal would nullify the need for a Europe Missile Shield. As to developments on the Iranian - North Korea joint missile program .... these fears were first voiced this summer.

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