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May 20, 2009

Iran Announces Successful Test of New Missile

Ahmadinnerjacket is crowing over a new Iranian missile with a supposed range of 1,200 miles. That gives it a range that includes Israel and a bit of Europe.

"Defense Minister (Mostafa Mohammad Najjar) has informed me that the Sajjil-2 missile, which has very advanced technology, was launched from Semnan and it landed precisely on the target," state radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. He spoke during a visit to the city of Semnan, 125 miles east of the capital Tehran, where Iran's space program is centered.

Ahmadinejad is running for re-election in a June 12 vote and has been criticized by his opponents and others for antagonizing the U.S. and mismanaging the country's faltering economy.

President Obama has vowed to keep talking at Iran no matter what the belligerent state does. Talka-talka-talka. Israel PM Netanyahu, like his predecessors, has not ruled out a preemptive attack to curtail Iran's missile and nuclear threat.


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