Iran's technology advances strike a chord in Tel Aviv

Blanche, Ed
December 2004
Middle East;Dec2004, Issue 351, p24
The article focuses on Iran's Missile technology. It is advancing at an accelerated rate, and in the context of the collision course between the Islamic Republic and Israel and the United States over its alleged nuclear arms programme. Both the US and Israel, but Israel in particular, have threatened pre-emptive strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities to prevent it acquiring nuclear arms. Until now, the Shehab-3, a medium-range, liquid-propellant, road-mobile ballistic missile, was generally believed to have a range of around 1,300km. The longer-range development, if verified, could seriously alter the balance of power in the Middle East.


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