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Iran Says Its Missiles Can Now Reach 1,250 Miles (from ATSNN)

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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:20 AM
A senior Iranian official has stated today that it's military is determined to become even stonger and that with this new missile with a range of 1250 miles (2,000km), that an attack on Iran by America, would change the world.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has developed a missile with a range of 1,250 miles and is determined to make its armed forces stronger still, a senior official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

The announcement of a substantial increase in the range of the Islamic Republic's missiles, which could now reach southeast Europe, follows accusations by Washington and Israel that Tehran is secretly developing nuclear weapons.

Iran insists its nuclear program is aimed only at generating electricity.

"Now we have the power to launch a missile with a 2,000 km (1,250 mile) range," the news agency IRNA quoted influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying. "Iran is determined to improve its military capabilities."

"If the Americans attack Iran, the world will change ... they will not dare to make such a mistake," Rafsanjani was quoted as saying in a speech at an exhibition on "Space and Stable National Security."

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Tehran says its missiles are for defensive purposes and would be used to counter a possible Israeli or U.S. strike against its nuclear facilities.

In recent months, Iranian officials have frequently trumpeted their ability to strike back at any aggressor, and in August they announced they had successfully tested an upgraded version of the medium-range Shahab-3 missile.

Tehran recently announced plans to launch its own satellite into space next year. Military experts say a satellite launch rocket could easily be adapted for military purposes.

So, will this deter an attack from the U.S. ?

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