Iran can develop missiles capable of threatening US, Europe

Iran Missile
December 2015 TEHRANIran is capable of eventually developing long-range missiles capable of threatening Europe and the United States, although it has denied any interest in doing so, Greg Thielmann, Arms Control Association Senior Fellow and Director of ACA’s Realistic Threat Assessment and Response Project told Trend Dec. 9. Most experts outside the US government seem to think Iran would not be able to deploy such weapons until the 2020s, he said, adding the official US projections have been more alarmist, until this year when Admiral Bill Gortney, head of the Northern Command, wrote to Congress that Iran was not likely to have an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) “until later in the decade, at the earliest.”
While responding to a question about possible measures that may be taken by the US for removing the threat, Thielmann said the most important action against an Iranian intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) /ICBM threat has already being taken by implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which will prevent any Iranian long-range missile from having a nuclear warhead for more than a decade. Also, the existing US and international sanctions have and will continue to inhibit Iran’s missile development efforts, the former US diplomat added. Thielmann further commented on Iran’s missile threats against Tel Aviv, saying Israel is vulnerable to both medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM) based in Iran and the thousands of rockets based in Lebanon.
“These weapons carry conventional warheads. Any future nuclear-tipped missile attack on Israel would be likely to provoke nuclear retaliation.” Commenting on the disputes over Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, which allegedly took place Nov. 21, the expert said that it violates the UN Security Council Resolution 1929. “UN Security Council Resolution 1929 (from 2010) is still applicable until UNSC 2231 replaces it on “implementation day” for the JCPOA,” he said. Thielmann explained that in paragraph 9 of UNSC Res. 1929, “(the UN Security Council) decides that Iran shall not undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology.”
The Western media outlets quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the test of a Ghadr-110, a spinoff of the Shahab-3 missile, which is a liquid-fueled missile with a 1,900-kilometer range and capable of carrying a nuclear warhead was held near Chabahar, a port city near Iran’s border with Pakistan. “I would expect the US Government to condemn the violation as it did with regard to the Emad test,” Thielmann said, responding to a question about Washington’s reaction towards the issue. The expert also said that in recent years, most of Iran’s missile work appears to be centered on improving the capabilities of its large inventory of shorter-range missiles.
 Prior to the Emad test in October 2015, Iran had not flight-tested a medium-range ballistic missile for three years, Thielmann said, adding the Emad and the latest reported test apparently used the older liquid-fuel rocket engine technology of the Shahab/Ghadr MRBMs rather than the more advanced solid-fuel-based Sejjil. He underlined that the United States does not consider these weapons “strategic or long-range” (since they are neither intermediate-range ballistic missiles nor intercontinental-range ballistic missiles). –Trend

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5 Responses to Iran can develop missiles capable of threatening US, Europe

  1. Whyte says:

    New moon Dec 25 for a whole new year in a new world

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      First since 1977 I think…

      Hope all is well
      A.

      • Whyte says:

        Doing well just been re reading 2012 and beyond, Alvin so much info to absorb what a passion for life you have and fearless to face the hard questions/hard realities. How are you doing? Sense the world feeling the anxiety of the wait, anger for the denial, the sense of helplessness? Life as a human huh damn emotions makes us great but mostly remember for the our weakness.

        Well I trust your work and hold the highest respect for you Mr. Alvin Conway thanks for being the worlds eye for us. Not long now right on schedule

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

        Thank you. I’m doing well. I appreciate you being such a faithful reader and blog/news follower.
        I’ve have some more information to share with you very soon.

        You’re in my thoughts, where you’ll stay

        Love and Peace
        Alvin

      • Whyte says:

        OH So Exciting!!! Eyes open with open mind

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