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US Assesses Iranian Missile Threat

Iranian Emad missile launching (Photo: wikicommons/Mohammad Agah)

Long before the questionable and dangerous international nuclear deal with Iran was made last fall, those who stand for freedom and peace were aware of the threat that the Islamic Republic poses. Now, Algemeiner's Eliezer Sherman reports that American intelligence is saying the same thing:

Iran already has the largest ballistic-missile arsenal in the Middle East, Director of National Intelligence Jonathan Klapper told the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday.

Additionally, “Iran’s progress on space launch vehicles — along with its desire to deter the United States and its allies — provides Tehran with the means and motivation to develop longer-range missiles, including ICBMs,” Klapper said, in a Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.

He said the ballistic missiles would be Iran’s likely preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons, should the country’s government decide ultimately to build them.

The report came as Iran’s Defense Ministry announced it would test the long-range Emad ballistic missile, which was shown stored away in an underground warehouse by the Revolutionary Guards in the Iranian press last month...

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