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Pyongyang, Tehran: Axis Of Missiles
IBD Editorials ^ | March 30, 2009

Posted on 03/30/2009 5:44:11 PM PDT by Kaslin

National Security: Iranian missile experts are helping North Korea with the imminent launch of an ICBM that can hit Alaska and Hawaii. Imagine a Taepodong-2 with a nuke. This is no time to gut missile defense.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, the saying goes. On Sunday, the Japanese paper Sankei Shimbun reported that a 15-member delegation from Tehran has been advising the North Koreans on their imminent "satellite" launch since the beginning of March. Iran recently launched its own satellite to demonstrate its global reach.

The Iranian experts include senior officials with rocket and satellite producer Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group and brought with them a letter from Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to North Korea's Kim Jong Il stressing the importance of cooperating on what they call "space" technology.

Cooperating they have been. The Sankei report said North Korea sent missile experts to Iran when it launched a satellite in February. North Korea is known to have sold missiles and missile technology to Iran, and Iran's Safir-Omid space launch vehicle owes much to North Korea's Taepodong missile.

Iran's cooperation with North Korea began in the 1980s, when Tehran financed Pyongyang's production of Soviet-designed Scud missiles and received 100 of them. Later, North Korea shipped engines for Rodong midrange missiles to Iran. Pyongyang also has helped Tehran set up missile production facilities, and North Koreans are regular visitors to these plants.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
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1 posted on 03/30/2009 5:44:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How about our Secretary of Defense’s recent statement that we would “consider” some kind of interception if the North Korean missile were launched at Hawaii. Good luck, Hawaii. The big zero thinks you’re expendable. He doesn’t want to damage our image abroad, don’t you know, by doing something so provocative.

2 posted on 03/30/2009 5:49:33 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: All

A Look at Iran:

3 posted on 03/30/2009 8:06:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I wouldn’t care about my country’s image abroad.

4 posted on 03/31/2009 2:35:15 PM PDT by myknowledge (Nothing beats Australia's F-22EMA Raptor)
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