Russian Analyst Warns of Iran Missile and Nuclear Threat

[RIA Novosti-Russia] Russia and the West would be making a big mistake if they ignored or underestimated the potential missile and nuclear threat coming from Iran, a Russian military expert said on Thursday. "Iran is actively working on a missile development program....They will most likely be able to threaten the whole of Europe," said Maj. Gen. Vladimir Dvorkin, head of the Moscow-based Center for Strategic Nuclear Forces. "Iran has long abandoned outdated missile technologies and is capable of producing sophisticated missile systems," Dvorkin said. Commenting on the Iranian nuclear program, Dvorkin said, "The real threat is that Iran, which is already ignoring all resolutions and sanctions issued by the UN Security Council, will be practically 'untouchable' after acquiring nuclear-power status, and will be able to expand its support of terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Hizbullah."

2009-03-13 06:00:00

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