Skip to comments.New Report Identifies a Potential Missile Launching Site in Iran
Posted on 08/11/2013 4:23:20 AM PDT by IbJensen
A previously undisclosed site advertised by Iran as a launching pad for its space program could be used for testing ballistic missiles, according to a London-based weapons research publication.
The publication IHS Janes analyzed satellite imagery and concluded that the site, located 220 miles east of Tehran near the Caspian Sea, was developed in the last three years to be one of three launching sites for Irans space program, the New York Times reports:
The Janes report was likely to be viewed with concern by Western officials and Israel. They have expressed suspicions that Irans ballistic missile development is part of what they view as the countrys ambition to build nuclear weapons that can be mounted on missile warheads. Iran has denied such ambitions.
The report said the Shahrud site had a launching tower approximately 70 feet tall, identical to one at a site near the city of Semnan, which is about 150 miles east of Tehran. It said both sites might be used to launch the Simorgh rocket, which Iran introduced in 2010 as a way to carry orbital satellites into space, or even bigger rockets
Janes said Irans development of the new site, despite the rising economic pressures because of Western sanctions, might be interpreted by some analysts as evidence that the Iranian military wants multiple locations capable of firing ballistic missiles as part of a deterrent strategy against attack. But the report also expressed strong skepticism of such an interpretation.
Irans nascent space program launched a monkey into space in January.
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A lunatic mystery man who spends his time race-bating and destroying the nation he's expected to protect and is only proficient at vacationing and lying, and the nation is at risk of nuclear attack at any time. We'd be protected had not this scum scuttled our defences. While our troops are being killed abroad America remains unprotected with porous borders and worthless polticians.
The undocumented pro-terrorist, apparently Indonesian,
Impostor has labored only to destroy the USA, its Law and its Constitution,
while the self-serving, greedy US Congress
ran brothels, supported child prostitution,
funded crucifixions in Egypt, rockets against families in Israel,
gave MANPADs to al Qaeda and weapons to narcoterrorists,
and supported slavery and Islamic terror from Syria to Boston.
Does 0 realize that Ahmadinjad is doing everything possible to assist the ascension of the mahdi (false Christ; the AntiChrist) and that he’s dead serious evn if it results in Armegeddon. Oh wait, I forgotthey play fr the same team. Dumb me...
You said it best.
“...and I MEAN it”!
...but Iran said they have no interest in Nuclear weapons, only for research purposes...
They probably have already built 29 dummy sites as well.
Obama is leading the US, Israel and the West to ruin.