July 09, 2008

Iran Tests Missiles

Earlier today, Iran made news with more high-profile, saber-rattling.

From the BBC:

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a Shahab-3 missile, whose range puts it within reach of Israel, state media have said.

The missile, said to have a range of 2,000 km (1,240 miles), was one of nine fired from an undisclosed desert site.

Two other types of missile with shorter ranges were also fired as part of the Great Prophet III war games.

The head of the Iranian Air Force, Hossein Salami, said, "We are ready to defend the integrity of the Iranian nation." Iran has already promised to take out Tel Aviv if attacked.

On a lighter note, I wonder if the head of the Iranian Air Force is called the Big Salami.

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