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Iran tests Shahab-3 ballistic missiles
AFP via translation
| November 2, 2006
Posted on 11/01/2006 10:12:02 PM PST by HAL9000
Military operations: Iran carries out shootings of ballistic missiles
TEHERAN (Iran) - Iran carried out its first shootings of ballistic missiles Shahab-3 with a load with fragmentation at the beginning of the started operations of scale Thursday morning, brought back Iranian television Al-Alam.
"Of the Shahab missiles, with a load with fragmentation, able to have a range of 2.000 km, were drawn from the desert located in approximately of Qom", city located at 120 km in the south of Teheran, brought back television Al-Alam.
the General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the commander of the guards of the revolution, the ideological army of the mode, had announced Wednesday that its forces were going to carry out shootings of ballistic missiles Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 at the time of the operations entitled "Large Prophet II".
The Shahab-3 missiles which have a range of 3.000 km are able to reach the Israeli territory.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ballisticmissiles; grandprophet; grandprophet2; iran; missiles; qom; shahab; shahab3; tehran
posted on 11/01/2006 10:12:04 PM PST
How about "Prophet of Our Pending Destruction".
posted on 11/01/2006 10:17:59 PM PST
To: HAL9000; Jet Jaguar; Aussie Dasher; MadIvan; All
WHOA what in the world Iranian are up too
posted on 11/01/2006 10:18:15 PM PST
("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; ...
posted on 11/01/2006 10:23:00 PM PST
(Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
Next stop in the War on Islamofascism:
I * R * A * N
That is, unless the party of Jean Francois Kerry convinces America to commit Hari-Kerry.
posted on 11/01/2006 10:32:00 PM PST
(Only a Republican administration stands between the Free World and Islamofascism.)
Well this makes a pretty good October Surprise.
posted on 11/01/2006 10:47:22 PM PST
(Wearing My 'Jammies Proudly)
They just had war games within the last few months. They really are itching to provoke aren't they?
posted on 11/01/2006 10:55:32 PM PST
(This hominid named Kerry annoys me.)
Here is the English language report from their website (oddly enough, I swear I got a US Army info lead pop-up when I went there!)
Iran Launches Maneuvers With Shahab Test
TEHRAN, Nov. 2--Iran has launched 10 days of military maneuvers by firing modified Shahab missiles with the capability of carrging cluster bombs at very high speeds.
The exercises, code-named 'The Grand Prophet 2', began near the central city of Qom but they include drills in 14 provinces mainly focusing on the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.
During the air, land and naval exercises, Iran will test a series of advanced weapons, including submarines, torpedoes as well as other anti-sub and anti-warship arms.
The missiles fired Thursday morning were of Shahab-3 type, which have a range of 2,000 kilometers.
The Grand Prophet exercises are held in four stages, with the first stage held in April.
The new maneuvers are staged by the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC)'s air, ground and navy forces as well as voluntary Basij forces.
IRGC head General Yahya Rahim Safavi said Wednesday that "the war games are aimed at demonstrating the deterrent power of the (Revolutionary) Guards against possible threats".
Safavi stressed that the drills are not a threat to Iran's neighbors, saying: "Our neighbors are our friends." "The guards just want to prove that they ready to resist in any threatening situation."
Safavi also told state TV that the Iranian exercises would be used to test fire ballistic missiles.
"Missiles Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 with cluster warheads and a range of over 1,000 km will be shot as well as hundreds of rockets and other missiles such as Fateh and Zolfaghar," he said.
The announcement came two days after US-led warships finished two days of exercises in the Persian Gulf which were described by Iran as "adventurist".
Iran said the drills involving Australia, Bahrain, Britain, France, Italy and the US would not improve security in the waters of the Persian Gulf, through which about 20 percent of the world's oil passes. It also called on Persian Gulf nations to set up their own regional security arrangements.
Iran held its last military exercises in August and successfully tested its first home-made fighter plane Saeqeh (Lightning).
IRGC's commander Yahya Rahim Safavi. Safavi has stressed that the new maneuvers are not a threat to Iran's neighbors.
posted on 11/01/2006 11:03:24 PM PST
(Kerry's remark about stupid troops is a kerfuffle rolled into a macaca.)
And what are we doing to stop this rogue regime?
posted on 11/02/2006 12:29:57 AM PST
(I hate CNN!)
with a load with fragmentation
Multiple entry warhead?
posted on 11/02/2006 3:55:45 AM PST
(The roar of the masses could be farts)
I am told by my office mate, that "Shahab" means meteor.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
posted on 11/02/2006 4:57:36 AM PST
(Commander and Chef)
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