President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, “interviewed” by Mike Wallace: “We are not looking for – working for the bomb. The problem that President Bush has that in his mind he wants to solve everything with bombs. The time of the bomb is in the past. It’s behind us. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue, and cultural exchanges.”
Iran test fires long-range missile
August 27, 2006
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) — Iran test fired a long-range, radar-evading missile on Sunday from a submarine in the Gulf as part of war games that began earlier this month, state television reported.
The missile was called Sagheb, which means Piercing, but the report did not give the missile’s range.
“Minutes ago it was launched from a submarine in the Persian Gulf and it hit the target,” television reported.
Western nations have been watching developments in Iran’s missile capabilities with concern amid a standoff over the country’s nuclear program, which the West says is aimed at building atomic bombs. Iran says the program is only civilian.
Iran’s military also held war games in the Gulf in April. Those exercises were interpreted by analysts as a thinly veiled threat that Iran could disrupt vital oil shipping lanes if pushed by an escalation in the nuclear dispute.
Which one are you going to believe? Our future depends on it.