Iran test firing long-range and other missiles
July 2nd, 2012
10:59 AM ET

Iran test firing long-range and other missiles

Iran will test-fire missiles during "war games" this week, the semiofficial Mehr News Agency reported.

The three-day exercise, which began Monday, will target desert bases made to look like airbases of "extra-regional powers," the agency said.

"During the war games, long-range, medium-range, and short-range missiles will be used and will be fired from different points across the country at 100 designated targets," Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters, according to Mehr.

The point of the exercises, he said, is to give experts the chance to assess the "precision and efficiency of warheads and missile systems," the agency reported.

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  1. George Patton

    Now I bet that the right-wing thugs in Washington are going to use this juicy tidbit to scare the public and make another case for war. These bozoes always cry wolf and hopefully those of you with any intelligence will quit believing them sooner or later!

    July 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Trevor

      When we actually see this happen, you let us know...

      July 3, 2012 at 4:54 am | Reply
  2. Hahahahahahahaha

    I'm testing "bottle rockets" too on Wednesday!! Mine will probably be more accurate!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    July 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
    • Goat_Nutz

      lmao!

      July 3, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
  3. TJ

    rob / saddam bin laden, you are both idiots. everything you post is laughable. Do you even realize that EVERYONE that reads these think you are mildly retarded brothers that have nothing better to do than to post crap with no facts. back to the home the both of you. Its a shame neither of you have intelligent real thoughts or opinions that are your own and based on facts.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Albert Fish

      And what ..."FACTS".....do you have to support your claim that "EVERYONE" thinks they are "mildly retarded"?

      July 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • John

      Tj, it is you who are the 800 lb retard in the room

      It's too bad your mom got talked out of that abortion...

      Down with Israeli hasbarats!

      July 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • Cyrus

      TJ, its rather apparent that you are the victim of inbreeding....

      So sorry...

      Not.

      July 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  4. rob

    Iran has the right to deter Israeli aggression.

    Good for them.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
    • John

      You are in the right rob, good on ya!

      July 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • Trevor

      I'm sitting here in Qatar at the CAOC for 6 months, and these "war games" have nothing to do with deterrring Israeli aggression...this has to do with exerting "leverage" they feel is necessary to counter Saudi Arabia's long time economic superiority and now recent military parity...add on the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait regularly cooperating with Saudi Arabia militarily irritates Iran even further because they feel they are being "marginalized" and becoming irrelevant in the region. Rob, continue to sit in your house and "think" that you know the "real deal" on Iran's "motivation" and let the folks who are actually in harms way that have the "truth data" (our lives depend on having the right information) actually "know" the "real deal".

      July 3, 2012 at 3:20 am | Reply
      • Cyrus

        You are a blatant hasbara liar sir.

        Shame.

        July 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  5. Saddam bin laden

    Wish you all the luck Iran. Go go go

    July 2, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply

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