State Dept. says Iran nuclear enrichment process not perfected and "less than the sum of its boasts"
The Real News Network

Iranian state television showed footage of nine long and medium range missiles being launched on Wednesday. The missiles were fired during war games and officials say they are a response to recent threats of attack by the US and Israel. State media reported that the missiles included a new version of the Shahab-3 missile, with a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres). In a report in 2005 David Isenberg, senior analyst with the Washington-based British American Security Information Council and an adjunct scholar at the Cato institute stated that the Shahab 3: “ is a scaled-up version of the Russian Scud B and Scud C missiles, … the accuracy… at its range of (800 miles) 1,300 km has been estimated at no better than (two miles) three kilometers of its target.” The drill came less than a day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he saw no possibility of a war with the United States or Israel. In June Israel's military sent warplanes over the eastern Mediterranean for a large military exercise that U.S. officials described as a possible rehearsal for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

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