Iran’s launch of a Safir-2 rocket places an official “Islamic presence” into space.
Estimates of a Safir-2 rocket’s range are about 1500 miles – enough to reach Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey…but…Iran has another, more powerful rocket – the Shahab-3, and today’s launch is witness that Iran is on the path to using space for its own agenda.
The hostile use of space is a growing threat, and now Iran has joined the fray. Germany is hosting the U.S., France, Russian, China and Britain this week. The purpose of the get-together: to find ways to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Iran’s launch yesterday showed the bottoms of their soul-less shoes to the free world – just as the thwarting of U.N. resolutions have done.
Do we think Iran has no interest in a nuclear-laden ICBMs with a bulls-eye set on America?
Quoting President Obama (read the entire transcript and see the video here):
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons.
To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons.
I will negotiate with Russian to take our ICBM’s off air-trigger alert,…
Read how Europe is reporting Obama’s plans today.