Friday, March 31, 2006

Iranian Nuclear Dreams Come Ever Closer To Reality

Earlier today Iran continued its pursuit of nuclear weapons capabilities when the country tested its newest missile delivery system. And guess what? This one is undetected by radar:
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Friday successfully test fired a home-made missile which can evade radar, state television reported.

“Iran successfully test fired a home-made Fajr-3 missile,” Hossein Salami, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander, was quoted as saying on state television.

The missile was tested as part of a week of naval wargames that started on Friday and were due to take place in the Gulf and Sea of Oman. Previous models of the Fajr range of missiles have been described as a land-based weapons system for use against ships.

“This missile, with the capacity of evading radar, can attack several targets simultaneously,” he said, adding the missile was newly developed.

As the international community continues to sit on its hands, Iran continues its pursuit of nuclear capabilities. It seems obvious enough that a nuclear Iran would be a very, very bad thing. But with the unwillingness of the U.N. to take any serious action, will the United States be again forced to step up to the plate and end the problem?