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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Increasing Development of Missles Capable of Delivering a Nuclear Warhead

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Aliasghar Soltaniyeh is pictured at the beginning of a board of governors meeting at Vienna’s U.N. headquarters March 6, 2006.

Reuters: Iran said to step up plans for Shahab missiles

As Iran pursues a nuclear program the West fears is aimed at producing bombs, Tehran also appears to be stepping up development of missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads, diplomats citing intelligence say.

According to an intelligence report given to Reuters by a non-U.S. diplomat, a covert Iranian program run by people closely linked to Iran’s military includes plans to arm its Shahab-3 missiles, which experts believe have a maximum range of around 2,000 km (1,240 miles), with nuclear warheads.


More information on the Iranian Shahab-3 missle can be found here and here.

The report, which could not be independently confirmed, surfaced as the United States and its allies seek to highlight the potential security dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran.

The report said it was code-named Project 111 and that the “aim is arming Shahab-3 missiles with nuclear warheads.”

An Iranian official, who asked not to be named, denied the charge.

Why, of course, Iran is going to deny the charge. But, the Shahab-3 can also carry chemical and biological munitions to Israel, parts of Europe or be targeted on American troops in Iraq.

The range of the Shahab-3

The extended range of the Shahab-3A (or other designates), putting Europe in its target range.

The assessment that Iran has nuclear ambitions for the Shahab-3 is shared by the
European Union, Washington andIsrael, said an EU diplomat who asked not to be named.

The POINT OF NO RETURN for a military operation to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities is fast approaching for the United States and Israel.

Stay tuned…….


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