Iranian Commander Died During Missile Testing, Brother Says

(Washington Post) Thomas Erdbrink - A mysterious explosion at an Iranian military base last week was caused when a test of an experimental intercontinental ballistic missile failed, the brother of a senior Revolutionary Guard Corps commander who was killed in the incident said Saturday. Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moqadam, who was killed Nov. 12, has been called the "founder" of Iran's missile program. His brother, Mohammad Tehrani Moqadam, also a Guard officer, told the official government newspaper Iran on Saturday that the commander had also founded the missile unit of the Lebanese Hizbullah.

2011-11-21 00:00:00

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