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April 27, 2006

Iran Buys Surface-to-Surface Missiles ~ Hello Europe

Iran buys surface-to-surface missiles capable of hitting Europe

Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Branch, Major General Amos Yadlin

Iran has purchased surface-to-surface missiles from North Korea with a range of 2,500 kilometers, the head of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Branch, Major General Amos Yadlin, said Wednesday.

While Iran already possessed missiles capable of reaching Israel, the new weapons pose a threat for countries in Europe and parts of the Middle East that have now come into Iranian range.

Some of the missiles have already arrived in Iran, Yadlin said in a lecture in memory of Israel's sixth president Haim Herzog, who was also head of the IDF Intelligence Branch. The missiles are known in the West as BM-25s, operate on liquid fuel and are single-stage. The BM-25 was originally manufactured in the Soviet Union, where the first generation, adapted for use by Soviet submarines and able to carry a nuclear warhead, was known as the SSN6. After the Russians retired the missiles from service, they sold them to the North Koreans, who developed them to carry a heavier payload.

With this purchase the Iranians have leap-frogged over their Shihab-4 missile with its range of 2,000 kilometers.

Iran worked for years on the development of the Shihab-3, which has a range of 1,300 kilometers, and conducted numerous tests. They also developed a cone with improved ability to enter the atmosphere, which meant it was more accurate.

The fact that the Shihab-3, when fired from certain areas of Iran, could hit Israel, spurred Israel on in its development of the Arrow missile, which can intercept the Shihab-3.

The Iranians are known to be at the early stages of developing two more long-range missiles. However American intelligence sources say Iran is at an advanced stage of developing a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead.

The United States has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the details of the Iranian missile program.

North Korea has longer range missiles that have been tested a number of times outside its borders. In one case a missile flew over Japanese airspace during a test.

Wild Thing's comment......
I say start dropping Bibles and Christian tracts on Iran 24 hours a day and broadcast "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" on every commercial radio frequency used within Iran.

I can imagine the reaction of those diaperheaded mullahs.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 27, 2006 11:27 AM


Like the pre-Iraq war those aren't weapons of mass destruction, only rapid transit vehicles capable of hauling thermal heating and ventilating systems. I't'll take a crater to replace the Eiffel Tower before the Frogs take any action and wave the white flag. You wouldn't dare think that Russia and China are in collusion either, they're our 'ally" and are talking to Korea and Iran.~Sigh!!!

Posted by: Jack at April 27, 2006 11:49 AM

Hi Jack thank you so much for commenting on this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 27, 2006 12:08 PM

Found this at Little Green Footballs. The French battle cry..."Eiffel over and I can't get up!"

Posted by: Rhod at April 27, 2006 05:20 PM

What's this,... a note from Ahmadinejad, hmmmmm what does he, crinkle, crinkle,....ahem,...Please send some missiles, would like some missiles at your earliest convenience Thanks, Ah Mad In Ejad".......crinkle, crinkle.....Hey W, we got any more of them extra ICBMs from the 60's leftover? I think I found a taker.


Posted by: Billy at April 27, 2006 05:48 PM

Good one Billy. Yessss

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 27, 2006 07:06 PM