Iran Looks Korean
11-Mar-2010 (5 comments)

March 10, 2010: Satellite, and ground, photos of Iran's new missile launching site demonstrates amazing similarity to North Korean facilities. Both Iran and North Korea deny that they cooperate in missile technology. But decades of North Korean missile technology, and North Koreans, showing up in Iran have made it pretty obvious what is going on.

Iran, due to lack of experience, and embargos keeping everyone else away, was forced to go to North Korea for advanced missile technology. Thus the long range (about 4,000 kilometers) Taepo Dong 2 missile that is currently built in North Korea, has a price tag on it. Iran is willing to pay well for missile technology, because North Korea also offers missiles for sale.

Iran manufactures a 1,300 kilometer range missile, the Shehab-3, as well as several others with shorter ranges. Iran has offered them for sale, but has found few prospective buyers. North Korea already has the outlaw missile market cornered. Iran has been under an arms embargo (for most major weapons exporters) since the Islamic revolution of 1979. China and North Korea have broken the embargo, but quietly.

North Korea has taken the basic Russian SCUD missile (which was developed, with the help of captured German scientists, from the German World War II V-2 ballistic missile) and improved it as the longer range (1,300 kilometers) Nodong missile. The basic SCUD design was also enhanced to produce longer range (up to 600 kilometers) SCUDs. All of ... >>>

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Anonymos Observer

by IranFirst on

Doost-e aziz

Keep up your good posts. These people and their followers have such low standards, that they think if after a "short" war, they are not killed, and US has not ocupied Iran, they have won!. these bee-vatans don't care about  the great loss of Iranian lives and destruction of the country. They will just use it to continue their Islamic vcitimhood games.


What sources do you use ? and as "Fair" mentioned , please don't use propaganda mouth pieces of the regime (keyhan, Press TV, ..)

Please change your statements to anti-IRI, there is graet difference between IRAN and IRI, I am sorry its difficut for you to understand.

What new technology have IRI thugs invented ? besides sending worms and mice ? (1950's technology). Do you think copying a third or fourth derivative of the old scud missle (German to Russian to China to N. Korea to IRI,..) is a big deal ?



Yes, you should rely on highly reliable sources like irna

by Fair on

and irib.  They are the only trustable source of information.  As for anti Iran cheerleading?  Never mind the fact that they call millions of peaceful civilized Iranian citizens "dirt and dust".  It is patriotic!

What a load of crap.  They better be paying you handsomely for your garbage.



Sargord Pirouz

Strategypage is written by a

by Sargord Pirouz on

Strategypage is written by a bunch of plagiarizing yahoos. This piece is just another piece of garbage.

It isn't even worth my time to critique it.

IranFirst, there's actually better defense-related sources with which to engage in anti-Iran cheerleading. I suggest you look elsewhere the next time you're so inclined.

Anonymous Observer


by Anonymous Observer on

I have been saying this--especially to morons like the one posting below you--for ages.  But as we say in Persian: "Inha maghz-e khar khordand."


Hezbolahi dream

by IranFirst on

It is with these junk weapons that Antari and his brain washed
followers hope to invite a "limited" war with US, at the expense of
Iran and Iranian people. The IRI idiots think once they survive, they
can declare victory and rule few more years.