Iran Tests New Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile

DUBAI: Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile today in defiance of a United Nations ban, signalling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal.

The Islamic Republic has one of the largest missile programmes in the Middle East, but its potential effectiveness has been limited by poor accuracy.

State television showed what appeared to be a successful launch of the new missile, named Emad, which will be Iran’s first precision-guided weapon with the range to strike its regional arch-enemy Israel.

Another win for Barry. h/t Xavier

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Has anyone checked to see if one of the “secret agreements” with Iran doesn’t also include the transfer of guidance technology?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It has the range to strike Europe.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Thank God Obama scrapped our Eastern European missile defense system.
      Because to have one would be racist or something.

  • Oracle9

    The elements of the nightmarish plot are all falling into place.

  • Netanyahu must imperatively strike Iran a.s.a.p. preemptively, and again every ten years if Israel is to survive. Will he do it though? Maybe he is waiting for Obama to leave office?

    • Xavier

      That was the entire goal of Obama’s “agreement”: to cause Israel to be the aggressor and thereby grant the UN justification to sanction or even use military force against Israel.

      • Yes, of course. Nevertheless, Israel must act, and neither fear sanctions nor military intervention (the latter highly unlikely, in any case).

        • Xavier

          I wonder if Israel would warrant a UN anti-extremist peacekeeping force. Montreal is getting one, as well as 4 large cities in the States.

  • Xavier

    “…in defiance of a United Nations ban”

    And the UN just smiles. Everyzink ist goink aggordink do plaan.

  • db

    In defiance of a United Nations ban? The UN is run by the damned OIC!

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t see the EU or NATO bristling with outrage to prevent Iran from nuking Athens, Sophia, Bucharest or Zagreb. So that’s an upside.

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