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Iran Speeding Up Long-Range Missile Drive: U.N. Experts

June 15, 2011 Comments off

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A recent U.N. expert review asserts that Iran has increased the rate of activities aimed at producing long-range missiles, Haaretz reported last week (see GSN, June 13).

Iran has tamped down public references to its ballistic missile advancements, possibly in part due to international uncertainty over its capacities in the area as well as over penalties other governments have adopted in a bid to curb Tehran’s disputed nuclear and missile activities, the Israeli newspaper said (see GSN, May 14).

Iran has conducted trial flights of its Shahab 3 and Sajjil ballistic missiles in three instances in less than half a year, and some of the weapons can travel farther than 620 miles, the report says. The Shahab 3 missile has proven in tests its ability to fly as far as 560 miles, and the Sajjil 1 missile has a range of Read more…

Iran Seeks Missile Components in Norway, Official Says

March 2, 2011 Comments off

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Norway yesterday said it had thwarted a number of attempts by Iran to obtain from small domestic firms components suited for incorporation in nuclear-armed missiles, Reuters reported (see GSN, Feb. 10).

(Mar. 1) – Iran‘s Sajjil 2 missile lifts off in a 2009 test. The Middle Eastern nation has unsuccessfully sought potential missile components from Norway on several recent occasions, a top Norwegian security official said yesterday (Vahi Reza Alaee/Getty Images).

Entities targeted by Iran deal in “special components that can … be used in weapons of mass destruction, for building missiles,” Norwegian Police Security Service General Director Janne Kristiansen said. The United States and several European powers suspect Iran’s nuclear program is geared toward weapons development, a contention consistently denied by Tehran (see related GSN story, today).

Iran has focused in the past 12 months on acquiring Read more…