The World Beyond Foley

Friday, November 03, 2006

Iran has tested nuclear-warhead-capable missiles. "Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Persian Gulf region." Hmmm, what could it mean by that? " Iran successfully test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously using multiple warheads, the military said Friday." I don't suppose the "world's lone superpower" needs to worry. Naah.


Doug said...

Since they don't really have a Nuke/MIRV Capability (yet)...enjoy:

Getz, Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Cobb 1960
Download and watch fullscreen.

terrye said...

I wonder if Israel will go after them? c

gumshoe1 said...

AQ Khan/Iran in the news,

Telegraph - News - Our man sold secrets to Iran, admits Pakistan

By Massoud Ansari in Islamabad
(Filed: 13/02/2005)


"Pakistan had previously resisted admitting Khan's role in Iran's nuclear plans for fear of diplomatic repercussions. It remains reluctant to co-operate fully with either the IAEA or President George W Bush, who has pressed Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani President, to allow the CIA to interrogate Khan.

The IAEA has not yet found conclusive evidence that Iran has a weapons programme and Teheran claims that it "plans to enrich only to the levels that are used to generate nuclear fuel". A CIA report, however, concluded this was a lie.

The ISI found that Khan and his associates had approached some potential buyers of weapons of mass destruction, including Saddam Hussein's regime. "Iraqi officials initially agreed but later backed out because they thought it might be a sting operation or a ploy by the US to implicate them," said one official.

Pakistani investigators found that Khan's network tried not only to satisfy existing demand but also to create new markets for their proliferation activities. "They started working it both ways. They provided options to those who wanted to buy this sensitive material but also developed new markets for their wares."