Iran Successfully Tests Long-Range Missiles

The upgraded missiles have the ability to reach Europe...


Iran's latest missile upgrade is sure to ruffle a few feathers. From CNN:

Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said on Press-TV that the solid-fuel, high-speed Sajil-2 missile has "great maneuverability" and can access targets more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) away, making Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf reachable.

Vahidi said the missile has a shorter launch time and is intended to boost Iran's deterrent capability.

Iran tested the initial version of the Sajil-2 back in May.

Then in September, days before a key meeting over nuclear issues with industrialized powers, Iran tested two types of long-range missiles. Those tests drew condemnation after the Islamic republic revealed the existence of a covert uranium enrichment site near the city of Qom.

The ante is upping by the day. But, as many commenters pointed out, are they not entitled to missile defense systems? Discuss.

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