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    Mossad: Iranian missiles can hit Europe

    New Iran Missiles Can Hit Europe New Iran Missiles Can Hit Europe
    BY BENNY AVNI - Staff Reporter of the Sun
    April 28, 2006
    URL: www.nysun.com/article/31800

    UNITED NATIONS - As the U.N. Security Council prepares to receive a critical report on Iran's illicit nuclear program on Friday, the mullah regime has taken delivery of missile technology that can extend the range of its warheads to reach most of Europe, as well as parts of Russia and China, an Israeli intelligence official said Thursday.

    The chief of the Israeli army's military intelligence unit, Brigadier General Amos Yadlin, said Iran has already received the first shipment of surface-to-surface missiles that were purchased as part of a comprehensive deal with North Korea. The range of the BM-25 Korean missiles is 1,550 miles, and they are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, according to Ha'aretz, which first reported on General Yadlin's warning.

    The Security Council is awaiting the arrival of a report by the nuclear watchdog chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, which is expected to be critical of Iran. Diplomats at the United Nations said yesterday that the new missile threat could add weight to arguments of European and American officials who are attempting to persuade their colleagues from China and Russia not to veto a resolution that would set in motion punitive measures against Iran's defiant leaders.

    "What we do know about Iran's ballistic missiles program is they have been working very hard with North Korea and others to extend their range and accuracy, and that's a concern," the American ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, told The New York Sun.

    The council asked the International Atomic Energy Agency's Mr. ElBaradei last month to report on whether Iran has fulfilled four of its demands, including ending Tehran's domestic uranium enrichment program. Next Wednesday the council is scheduled to begin deliberating on the matter.

    "In order to be credible, the Security Council, of course, has to act," Secretary of State Rice said yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she attended a NATO meeting. The council "is the primary and most important institution for the maintenance of peace and stability and security, and it cannot have its will and its word simply ignored by a member state," she said, referring to Iran.

    Mr. ElBaradei is expected to note that Iran has not fulfilled council demands like freezing its uranium enriching program. "We have obtained the technology for producing nuclear fuel," President Ahmadinejad said yesterday in Tehran. "No one can take it away from our nation."

    American and European officials said earlier this week that as soon as the IAEA report arrives, they will start pressing for a Security Council resolution under Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, which allows for enforceable measures, including sanctions.

    Briefing Turtle Bay correspondents, Iran's U.N. ambassador, Javad Zarif, said yesterday that the council has no right to make demands on his country's nuclear program. "If the Security Council decides to take decisions that are not within its competence, then Iran does not feel obliged to obey," he said.

    Iran claims its nuclear program is designed for peaceful purposes, satisfying its growing energy needs. But an activist with the organization that exposed components of Iran's secret nuclear program, the National Council of Resistance, Reza Alizadeh, told the Sun yesterday that Iran has enough oil for its energy needs, and that it is "spending more on getting this nuclear program than saving from the energy it could produce."

    Mr. Zarif told reporters that Iran has the right under international treaties to develop a defensive missile program. While technically true, the nuclear threat that until now was portrayed as mostly directed at Israel is now felt much beyond its borders.

    "We have long said that the Iranian challenge should not just concern Israel but that it is a threat to the world's peace and security," Israel's deputy U.N. ambassador, Daniel Carmon, said.

    Israel boosted the alert levels of its Arrow-2 ballistic missile defense system, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    During a lecture at a memorial event for Israel's sixth president, Chaim Herzog, Mr. Yadlin said yesterday that some of the Korean BM-25 missiles, with ranges of up to 1,550 miles and capable of carrying nuclear warheads, have already reached Iran as part of the missile deal.

    His warning was first reported yesterday by Ha'aretz's respected military analyst, Haim Schiff, who wrote that the BM-25 is based on outdated technology of the Russian SSm6, a missile launched from submarines. Once transferred by the Soviet Union to North Korea, the out-of-date technology was transformed, allowing the new missile to be launched from land vehicles. In the past, Iran has used North Korean technology as a prototype for its homegrown missile building program.

    The Korean missile's liquid fuel is more up to date than fuel used by Iran's current longest-range missile, the Shahab-3, which has a range of 800 miles and can reach Israel. The new warhead could reach European capitals, western Russia, western China, and major Middle Eastern capitals.

    "We do not accept the emergence of a new nuclear state in the Middle East," Egypt's ambassador to the United Nations, Maged Abdelaziz, told the Sun. He said however, that his country would not try to arm itself with nuclear weapons if Iran does. Israel should end its nuclear weapon program as well, he said, to avoid a "double standard."

    Israel has said it will open its installation to international inspection once all the countries in the region sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state and end their threat against it. Mr. Ahmadinejad has announced his intention of wiping Israel "off the map."

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    i knew that...i think we all knew they can reach Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum786
    i knew that...i think we all knew they can reach Europe.
    I'm just puttin' it out there.

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    Iran is BEGGING us to knock the hell out of 'em.

    Seriously. They can't go more than three days without doing something to provoke us.

    Good. We need to get on with it, and the easier their mad leader makes it for Americans to see that we simply can't afford to let them get a nuke...the easier it will be to actually authorize force to assure that it won't happen.

    Because that's what it's going to come down to: FORCE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Iran is BEGGING us to knock the hell out of 'em.

    Seriously. They can't go more than three days without doing something to provoke us.

    Good. We need to get on with it, and the easier their mad leader makes it for Americans to see that we simply can't afford to let them get a nuke...the easier it will be to actually authorize force to assure that it won't happen.

    Because that's what it's going to come down to: FORCE.
    Agreed on all counts.

    It appears as if they will not be happy until we raze their shiit-hole of a country too the ground.

    A request which i would be more than happy to support wholeheartedly.

    If Bush does not act he will IMO be the worst president in modern US history. I'm already near to thinking of him that way due to his total failure to secure the borders and the convoluted and error riddled WoT.

    Bush is IMO looking more and more like a total ass-clown with each passing day of inaction in BOTH issues.

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    It sure would be nice to get some buy-in from our mostly-useless allies. But even the Brits say they're sitting this one out. (Y'all 'member what I said 'bout the Aussies being better, more dependable allies? I stand by it.)

    Well, I guess it's up to us. AGAIN. And we're about to find out if Dubya is the guy I give him credit for. Because this is going to be a tough sell. With his poll numbers hovering in the mid-thirties...Iran may be have bet all their chips on a what is looking like a strong hand, that's getting better all the time.

    I'm getting nervous. This could go all the way BAD really quick.

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    With poll numbers in the 30s Bush has nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

    I voted for the man twice, and he has really let me down. This is his chance to start reversing some opinions, and so is the immigration debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Iran is BEGGING us to knock the hell out of 'em.

    Seriously. They can't go more than three days without doing something to provoke us.

    Good. We need to get on with it, and the easier their mad leader makes it for Americans to see that we simply can't afford to let them get a nuke...the easier it will be to actually authorize force to assure that it won't happen.

    Because that's what it's going to come down to: FORCE.
    Use of force on Iran would destablize the whole region. Iran to shiites is the same as Saudi Arabia is to sunni's. And Shias are a huge majority in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lahori Paa jee
    Use of force on Iran would destablize the whole region. Iran to shiites is the same as Saudi Arabia is to sunni's. And Shias are a huge majority in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
    Who gives a fucck? Push us much harder for much longer and their aint gonna BE a region to destabilize.

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    lol....if your going to take out the whole region do it from Iran to Israel... that way you have no problem left whatsoever,a part from what to do witha ll the desert.

    I want to go to holiday to Eygpt one day so lets leave them out of it.

    Personally, i think you need to grow thicker skins, what harm can Iran do to you? Realistically speaking, not a fighter plane would need to be deployed for Iran to be wiped out by the United States, they understand that too.

    Thier beef is with Israel, they think they can scare Israel, they know they can't take it on, Israel probably accepts the same, the logistics of the war would be really stupid you see, i'm sure you military men understand that better than me.

    relax, let them test thier firecrackers...Iran is going to be dealt with more overtly than a war, i see revolution or assasinations, or both, perhaps coupled with a little civil war... let Iraq spill over into thier borders.

    The real test of Ahmedinjidad...etc will be when he has to point the finger at the Al Queda bogey man kiling Shia's rather than the Great Satan.

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    You can't even go to Egypt these days Plat, without looking over your sholder, a tourist site just got hit earlier this week. Tourism is a big industry in Egypt for obvious reasons and these kinds of attacks are only hurting Egyptians when tourists say "%^$# it, I'm going to the Caribbean".

    In reguards to Iran, I fear force is the only option. What good is retoric in an already destable region? They say their nuke refinement is for energy purposes and yet they buy missiles from North Korea and state someday they will be a superpower. They are making the same mistakes Saddam did before the war.

    The Iranian regeime, like all other despot regeimes doesn't understand the meaning of "international opinion" when the world says no nukes for Iran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M21Sniper
    Bush is IMO looking more and more like a total ass-clown with each passing day of inaction in BOTH issues.
    Don't forget the runaway government spending even excluding the increase in defense budget; the creation of a bureaucratic behemoth known as Homeland Security; the failure to muscle in a simplified tax code; and overhauling Social Security.

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    I'm waiting for the super power and a player on the world stage known as France to take the lead in dealing with Iran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum786
    lol....if your going to take out the whole region do it from Iran to Israel... that way you have no problem left whatsoever,a part from what to do witha ll the desert.
    YOU, my friend, YOU have seen the vision that is OPERATION LAS MECCAS!!!!!

    Once the region has been thoroughly glassbedded, UP GO THE MASSIVE, DECADENT, DESERT CASINO & RESORT COMPLEXES!!!!

    A PARTY FOR ALL(who remain)!!!

    Last edited by Bill; 30 Apr 06, at 04:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut
    I'm waiting for the super power and a player on the world stage known as France to take the lead in dealing with Iran.
    OK, well now you're just being silly......

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