DEBKAfile’s military sources note that this was the first time Tehran had threatened US bases in Afghanistan.
… . According to our sources, Iran is working at top speed on at least three new operational ballistic surface missiles with longer ranges. They are Shahab-4, for targets at a distance of 3,200-4,000 kilometers; the Sejjil (2,500 kilometers) and the Ashura-Ghadr 110A (3,000 kilometers). Shahab-4 and Ashura/Ghadr 110A are quite capable of hitting central and western Europe. Iran is furthermore developing intercontinental ballistic missiles – Shahab-5 (5,000 kilometers) and Shahab-6 (10,000 kilometers) – which put North America within range.
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Sooner Rather Than Later: Iranian Shahab-6 ICBM
By Sean Osborne
Northeast Intelligence Network
Saturday, January 27, 2007
According to a pre-release article by Craig Covault, the upcoming 29 January 2007 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine will reveal that Iran has converted it’s North Korean-cloned Shahab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile into a satellite launch vehicle. According to a strategic analysis done by GlobalSecurity.Org, Iran conducted a successful test of its large IRIS solid propellant rocket motor in mid-2005. If these assessments are accurate, and there is no reason at this point to dismiss them, then the beast sitting on an Iranian launch pad today may very well be proof of the existence of Iran’s Shahab-6 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. The Shahab-6 is a weapon system specifically designed and capable of delivering an Iranian nuclear warhead to virtually anywhere on earth. It is a virtual clone of the North Korean Taepo-Dong 2C/3 ICBM which allegedly failed in a much publicized test in July 2006. [For the complete analysis click "read more" above"]
This technological leap is nothing less than stunning. Just twenty-two months ago, on March 17, 2005, the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, made public a statement for the record to the Senate Armed Service Committee,
“We judge Iran will have the technical capability to develop an ICBM by 2015. It is not clear whether Iran has decided to field such a missile.”
So Iran continues to make great progress in the development of various missiles. This almost certainly means that Iran is getting help from several different sources.
I think this means that America is going to be in substantial trouble in the next 10 years, or even sooner. Iran will probably have access to the super EMP technology being developed by North Korea with the assistance of Russian scientists. This technology allows a small nuclear blast to throw off the same EMP as a very large bomb. A couple of these detonating over America would pretty much be the end for 90% of Americans within a year.
Let’s also not forget that Iran has plans to build a missile base in Venezuela.
If you think that Russia and China would never attack America, do you feel the same way about Iran?