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NEWS: Iran Able To Mass-produce Shahab-3 Ballistic Missiles

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posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 04:44 AM
Iran announced they are now able to mass-produce the enhanced version of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile, which can hit targets 1,250 miles (2,000 km) away. Iran denied accusations that they are developing a long-range missile, with a range of up to 2,500 miles (4,000 km).
Iran says it is now able to manufacture large quantities of its medium-range Shahab-3 ballistic missile, which defence experts say is capable of hitting Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf.

"We have the capability to mass-produce Shahab-3 missiles," Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani told reporters on Tuesday.

Iran first deployed the Shahab-3 to its Revolutionary Guards in 2003. Officials have repeatedly said in recent months they could use Shahab-3 to strike back at Israel should it try to attack its nuclear facilities.

Israel and the United States accuse Iran of developing nuclear warheads to deliver with the Shahab-3 but Iran says its atomic facilities are geared solely to generating electricity.

Iran recently announced it had improved Shahab-3's accuracy and increased its range to 1,250 miles (2,000 km).

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Should Iran be able to defend itself? Or is this a threat to other countries? One thing is certain, everybody is making sophisticated weapons these days...

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[edit on 11-9-2004 by Zion Mainframe]

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