Thursday, December 17, 2009

Iran blasts off ahead of countdown

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
Asia Times

"The "smoking gun" that accuses Iran of experimenting with a nuclear trigger device may well be a fake. Far more real are the threatened sanctions making their way through the United States Congress, and the end-December deadline for Tehran to respond to international demands on the nuclear issue. Test-firing a ballistic missile is not the kind of response expected....."

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