Iran Tests New Sajjil-2 Surface to Surface Solid Fuel Missile – Threatens Israel and Southeastern Europe

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Iran has test fired a new ballistic missile, Sajjil-2, with a range of 1200 miles, far enough to hit Israel and southeastern Europe

Iran has tested a new missle today with a range that threatens Israel.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

The announcement will not reassure the U.S. government, coming just two days after President Barack Obama declared a readiness to seek deeper international sanctions against Iran if it shunned U.S. attempts to open negotiations on its nuclear program. Obama said he expected a positive response to his outreach for opening a dialogue with Iran by the end of the year.

“Defense Minister (Mostafa Mohammad Najjar) has informed me that the Sajjil-2 missile, which has very advanced technology, was launched from Semnan and it landed precisely on the target,” state radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. He spoke during a visit to the city of Semnan, 125 miles east of the capital Tehran, where Iran’s space program is centered.

Ahmadinejad is running for re-election in a June 12 vote and has been criticized by his opponents and others for antagonizing the U.S. and mismanaging the country’s faltering economy.

Most Western analysts believe Iran does not yet have the technology to produce nuclear weapons, including warheads for long-range missiles. A group of U.S. and Russian scientists said in a report issued Tuesday that Iran could produce a simple nuclear device in one to three years and a nuclear warhead in another five years after that.

Does anyone have the feeling that the United States and Europe are fiddling around with Iran as it develops a viable nuclear missile program?  And, Russia and China are facilitating it.

Time to avoid a nuclear confrontation is wasting away.

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Russia To a WEAK Obama – No “HAGGLING” Over Missile Defense and Our Friend Iran

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev, Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch, Missile Defense, Vladimir Putin

Just like in Poker, Russia has called Baracack Obama’s bluff regarding missile defense and Iran.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday showed willingness to discuss the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow, but without “haggling” linking it to Iran. Medvedev was commenting during a visit to Spain on an alleged offer by US President Barack Obama to halt the defence system if Iran could be convinced to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

The New York Times earlier reported that Obama had sent a secret letter to Medvedev.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid, Medvedev welcomed the “positive signals” coming from the Obama administration with which he hoped to reach “agreements.”

“Haggling,” however, was not “productive,” Medvedev said.

If the Obama administration showed “common sense” in proposing a “common shield against all types of threats” and reconsidered its plans of a missile defence system which could target Russia, Moscow would be prepared to negotiate, Medvedev said.

The New York Times reported earlier on its website that Obama last month offered a halt to the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow if Iran could be convinced to relinquish nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Citing US officials speaking on condition of anonymity, the Times reported that Obama sent a secret letter three weeks ago to Medvedev.

The offer was described as offering Russia an incentive to help the US and other Western powers achieve a halt to any Iranian programmes that could lead to military nuclear capabilities and long- range delivery systems for warheads.

If the Iranian threat were removed, the US could forego the missile defence system, the letter was described as saying.

Does the United States look WEAK or what?

Barack Obama is a ROOKIE and the Russians know it and are playing him like a fiddle. Now, will Hillary who will meet with the Russians on Friday be able to save some face for America?

Exit question: Wonder if Obama will NOW change his negotiations with American enemies without preconditions APPEASEMENT policy?


Obama To Appease Russia on Missle Defense Plans?

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Shocker: Iran Has Fissible Material for Nuclear Bomb – Nuclear Breakout Capability?

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Top US military officer Admiral Mike Mullen pictured in New York City, November 2008. Iran has enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb, Admiral Mullen said on Sunday, marking the first time the United States has made such an assessment

Nuclear Breakout Capability?

The top U.S. military official said Sunday that Iran has sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon, declaring it would be a “very, very bad outcome” should Tehran move forward with a bomb.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offered the assessment when questioned in a broadcast interview about a recent report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog on the state of Iran’s uranium enrichment program, which can create nuclear fuel and may be sufficiently advanced to produce the core of warheads.

Mullen was asked if Iran now had enough fissile material to make a bomb. He responded, “We think they do, quite frankly. And Iran having a nuclear weapon I’ve believed for a long time is a very, very bad outcome for the region and for the world.”

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has processed the 2,222 pounds (1,010 kilograms) of low-enriched uranium. But the report left unclear whether Iran is now capable, even if it wanted, of further processing that material into a sufficient quantity of highly enriched uranium to arm one weapon.

Most probably correct.

Blocked by Russia and China, the United States and Europe have fiddled the past two years while the centrifuges at Natanz spun.

Next, Iran will throw out the IAEA inspectors and formally announce that their secret nuclear weapons program has created a weapon to protect itself from Israel.

What will the Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton do?

Talk to the Iranian Mullahs and sue for peace?

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Shocker: Iran Holds Enough Enriched Uranium for One Nuclear Bomb

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) visits the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, 350 km (217 miles) south of Tehran, April 8, 2008

Not really shocking.

Iran has now built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.

“It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

The new figures come in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, released on Thursday.

This revealed that Iran’s production of low enriched uranium had previously been underestimated.

Iran has been stalling in negotiations for years and the United Nations hs been ineffective in stopping Iran from pursuing their nuclear ambitions.

Bush punted the ball to Obama.

Now, Obama wants to talk with Iran – as worthless as the United Nations. More appeasement of the Mullahs.

Flap wonders how long Israel plans to wait before bombing Iranian nuclear facilities?


Kum Ba Yah Ahmadinejad

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Poll Watch: 11 Per Cent Say United States Should Apologize to Iran

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Barack Obama, Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign as he waits for a meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Tehran, February 1, 2009

American voters ask: Apologize to Iran for what?

Just 11% of U.S. voters think America should apologize to Iran for “crimes” against the Islamic country – one of the prerequisites demanded by the Iranian president before he will agree to meet with President Barack Obama.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 73% oppose such an apology.

Obama in an interview last week with al-Arabiya, a 24-hour Arabic language satellite network, offered to end nearly 30 years of bad relations with Iran if the Middle Eastern nation is ready to “unclench its fist.” Ahmadinejad responded by demanding an apology for U.S. “crimes” against Iran and calling for major changes in U.S. policies toward his country.

Other interesting results of the poll:

  • 52 per cent of American votes view Iran as an ENEMY of the United States.
  • 56 per cent believe Iran should be required to stop developing its nuclear weapons capabilities before a meeting is allowed between the presidents of the two countries – a precondition.
  • 36 per cent believe relations between the two countries will get worse over the coming year, while 33% think they will get better.
  • 77 per cent of American voters say Iran’s nuclear program is for weapons development.

Now what was President Obama saying about meeting and schmoozing the Iranians?

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Day By Day by Chris Muir February 1, 2009 – Not Taken. Given.

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Day By Day, Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran and the Iranian Mullahs who run the Iran terror machine will have Barack Obama and Joe Biden for lunch. It will NOT be pretty.

Because, APPEASEMENT never is because there are always consequences. Ask Bill Clinton.

Pre-Super Bowl interviews with Matt Lauer on NBC are one thing. Dealing with terrorist states who want to “wipe Israel off the map” is quite another.


The Day By Day Archive

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