Thursday, January 6, 2011

Iran will boost missile arsenal

Iran has stated they plan to continue to build its missile force.

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Tuesday that Iran does not hide its weapons systems to defend
itself against "possible aggressions" from Israel and the West. These remarks confirm views of
Western analysts that Iran has developed missiles capable of hitting Israel and possibly portions of
Europe.

At the same time Iran's Defense Ministry announced that it's Navy is now armed with new
coastal cruise missile systems.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the new systems will help safeguard it's
coastal boundaries.

The systems include new launch pads, Target detection and radar to guide the missiles. Iran lately
been testing missiles with increasingly long ranges.

This comes while an eight year struggle among world powers to limit Iran's nuclear capability.
Many consider that Iran is still in an effort to produce nuclear weapons.

Iran still maintains that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
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