Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Iran test fires ballistic missiles

Iran test-fired a long range ballistic missile today prompting reactions from the U.S. presidential candidates. Both Barack Obama and John McCain slammed the tests in statements released today.

Iran has been rapidly developing its military apparently on fears of a possible U.S. and/or Israeli strike. Over the last year it has obtained the modern SA-15 Tor air defense system from Russia and has tested many of its own weapons systems.



Washington Post

Iran Test-Fires Long-Range Missile
Washington Post - 4 hours ago
Iran said today it had test-fired a long-range missile capable of reaching Israel and US troops in the region, a step promptly condemned by the Bush administration as heightening tensions over the country's suspected nuclear weapons program.
Video: US Calls Iran Missle Test a 'threat' AssociatedPress
Iran stages Persian Gulf missile tests amid warnings to its 'enemies' Los Angeles Times

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