posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 02:33 PM
Your are going to love this one!
Someone in the Ukraine sold Soviet era cruise type missiles to Iran 12 and China 6 without investigating if they could sell these weapons legally.
The article states that the good news is the missiles were sold with out nuclear warheads.
The missiles range is 2000 miles.
Iran Joins Only Two World Powers with Strategic Cruise Missiles
March 18, 2005
The Ukrainian prosecutor-general Svyatoslav Piksun created a major international flap Friday, March 18, when he admitted to the Financial Times that
18 X-55 strategic cruise missiles, also known as Kh-55, had been “exported” - 12 to Iran and 6 to China in 2001. He could not explain how the
“significant leak” of technology from the former Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal occurred, but said the missiles had been sold without nuclear
The X-55 has a ranged of 3,000 km and is capable of carrying 200 kiloton nuclear warheads. It puts Japan, all of Russia and Israel within range.
Piksun’s admission is the first official confirmation of the Ukrainian missile sale that was first made public last month by a Ukrainian parliament