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10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK's Chinese equipments)
Yonhap News ^ | 07/01/06 | Shin Ji-hong

Posted on 07/01/2006 2:58:30 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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"Ten Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea" (Sankei reports)

 
U.S. Sec. of State and Japanese Foreign Minister, "N. Korean missile issue should be resolved through dialogues."

(Tokyo = Yonhap News) Shin Ji-hong correspondent = Ten Iranian missile engineers recently visited N. Korea, and the purpose of their visit is apparently to join the launch preparation for the long-range Taepodong-2 missile, according to Sankei Shimbun (of N. Korea) quoting U.S. government figures and military sources on N. Korea.
According to the sources, the (Iranian) delegation to N. Korea are made up of senior engineers for missile development at Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and they went into N. Korea via Beijing.

Their immediate mission could be to verify the capability of missile equipments which N. Korea imported from China. Apparently, Iran wanted to collect information (on the equipments) in order to determine whether to purchase them from China.

In particular, the sources said there are possibilities that N. Korea and Iran had discussions on the joint project for missile's liquid fuels.

It is backed up by the analysis of Western military experts that the two countries, with China's help, have been jointly developing a turbo pump which injects fuel into Taepodong-2.  

Iranian Embassy to Japan categorically denied the allegation that Iranian engineers visited N. Korea, according to this paper.

In a related report, Japanese Foreign Minister Aso Daro and U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, both on G-8 Foreign Ministers' Conference in Moscow, had a meeting on (June) 30th, and agreed to an understanding that N. Korea missile launch issue should be resolved through dialogues, according to Japanese media.

Foreign Minister Aso emphasized, "It is important to urge restraints on N. Korea, and the issue should be resolved through dialogues, such as 6-party talks," and Secretary Rice also said, "It is important to urge cooperation among countries involved." 
 
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; clintonlegacy; engineers; equipment; iran; launch; missile; nkorea; northkorea; proliferation; revolutionaryguards; taepodong2
Hmm...Chinese fuel pump in N. Korea, which Iran shows interest in... N. Korea, Iran and China all still in it together. I think China needs more squeezing.
1 posted on 07/01/2006 2:58:35 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/01/2006 3:00:22 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Iranian Embassy to Japan categorically denied the allegation that Iranian engineers visited N. Korea, according to this paper.

I am sure they did.:)

3 posted on 07/01/2006 3:03:47 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Their immediate mission could be to verify the capability of missile equipments which N. Korea imported from China. Apparently, Iran wanted to collect information (on the equipments) in order to determine whether to purchase them from China."

So western Europe is in for a big surprise sooner than we thought. Iran already has BM-25s that can reach Rome, but the new hardware from China will reach any part of Europe.
4 posted on 07/01/2006 3:07:41 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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Re #4

It would be interesting if Iran test-fires a missile which lands on the water off Marseilles, France.

I am sure that French Muslims would rejoice.

5 posted on 07/01/2006 3:13:36 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"N. Korea, Iran and China all still in it together. I think China needs more squeezing."




but will china listen to their peer Bill Gates, and will Bill Gates get tough on them






6 posted on 07/01/2006 3:35:49 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BTTT


7 posted on 07/01/2006 4:11:54 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: sure_fine

Squeeze China! Boycott every store in America!!!


8 posted on 07/01/2006 4:19:45 AM PDT by MiHeat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This adds weight to the speculation from a few days ago that the NK missile launch MUST fly at some point, as there is a deal between NK and Iran that includes the launch as a demonstration that would fall thru if it did not.


9 posted on 07/01/2006 4:38:33 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPYED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: C210N

I cant help but wonder what good a missile is that takes days to prepare. This missile has to be fueled and set up. A job that takes several days.

American intelligence sources would know days before a launch that preparations were being made. The only hope of using this as an offensive weapon would be the surprise of calling it a test and using a warhead. The country using it would only have the one shot. Of course we realise this is just a prototype for better things to come.

It would appar to me that Iran, N.Korea, Venezuela , and perhaps a few other half assed countries are working together to get themselves destroyed.


10 posted on 07/01/2006 4:52:47 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just the fact these two countries are working together on nukes should make the world WAKE UP.


11 posted on 07/01/2006 5:01:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

not good.


12 posted on 07/01/2006 5:04:49 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SE Mom

bttt


13 posted on 07/01/2006 5:04:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SE Mom

"Just the fact these two countries are working together on nukes should make the world WAKE UP."

They've been working together for years on assorted military exchanges. Hasn't seemed to have phased anyone.


14 posted on 07/01/2006 5:21:46 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

I knew they were working together before now too...but it seems to accelerate and that's not good.


15 posted on 07/01/2006 5:27:15 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Does anyone else see the probability of a huge boycott for the 2008 olympics?


16 posted on 07/01/2006 5:49:53 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek
There would have to be another event on the scale of the Tianmmen square massacre.
17 posted on 07/01/2006 7:55:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: familyop

Iran is not likely to launch a ballistic at Europe. It would be the end of the current regime in Iran. Simple logic under the NATO defence treaty. This would be all that the U.S. would need to defang the current regime in Iran.


18 posted on 07/01/2006 12:55:55 PM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If these are senior Iranian Missile Engineers responsible for their program, why not have a work "accident" when they are on their way back to Iran. Possibly engine malfunction while in the air...or just SHOOT THE BA$TARDS DOWN. Huge setback for their program!!


19 posted on 07/01/2006 2:02:58 PM PDT by Napoleon Solo
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Re #19

If Iranians rode an old Antonov to get to N. Korea, all we need is just a little tweak to bring it down.:)

The plane is known to be a flying death trap.

Anyway, it is not bad to hear that they were "martyred" in the service of their country.

20 posted on 07/01/2006 5:20:47 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Tommyjo

Sadly, more difficult to do every day we procrastinate. I had posited the premise that the N. Korean missile test was being done for Iran - over a week ago in a comment on FR.


21 posted on 07/02/2006 7:03:19 PM PDT by FARS (OK)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This does not sound good at all but I am not surprised


22 posted on 07/04/2006 7:34:17 PM PDT by markedmannerf ("Borders, Language and Culture")
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