Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.

From The Hudson Institute:

by Anna Mahjar-Barducci
December 8, 2010 at 5:00 am

Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources[1], according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles.

At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence capability to protect NATO’s populations and territories in Europe against ballistic missile attacks from the East (namely, Iran), Iran’s counter-move consists in establishing a strategic base in the South American continent – in the United States’s soft underbelly.

According to Die Welt, Venezuela has agreed to allow Iran to establish a military base manned by Iranian missile officers, soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Venezuelan missile officers. In addition, Iran has given permission for the missiles to be used in case of an “emergency”. In return, the agreement states that Venezuela can use these facilities for “national needs” – radically increasing the threat to neighbors like Colombia. The German daily claims that according to the agreement, Iranian Shahab 3 (range 1300-1500 km), Scud-B (285-330 km) and Scud-C (300, 500 and 700 km) will be deployed in the proposed base. It says that Iran also pledged to help Venezuela in rocket technology expertise, including intensive training of officers

Venezuela has also become the country through which Iran intends to bypass UN sanctions. Following a new round of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, for example, Russia decided not to sell five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defence systems to Iran. These weapons, along with a number of other weapons, were part of a deal, signed in 2007, worth $800 million. Now that these weapons cannot be delivered to Iran, Russia is looking for new customers; according to the Russian press agency Novosti[2], it found one: Venezuela.

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9 Replies to “Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S.”

  1. This is going to be the death knell of the Democrats, they will have to shut down the southern border, install missile defenses on the southern border, and start taking an aggressive stance to stop the deployment. None of which they will do, things are getting scary enough the politicians and Judges may finally decide to take a good look at where Obama was born.

  2. It will take them close to a year to build the base and install the missiles, we have that long to try and stop the deployment. Of course Obama will do nothing but Congress may, they can under a very complicated method that is probably legal order the military to stop the ships.

  3. Maybe DC will get “alarmed” and “reach out” to the Muzzies with a flowers and cash. I think with this prez in charge he would reach out if they were nuking him on the head. He would look alarmed and reach out to the missle and then boom! To Islamic hell for not going around the Whitehouse in beard gingered up with most orange henna you can get your hands on. I am sure the world gets more surreal every day or is it just me.

  4. Does anyone remember what the Monroe Doctrine is? Kennedy invoked this during the Cuban Missle Crisis as justification to intervene and he was facing the Russians.

  5. Old Guy Kennedy also destroyed the Monroe Doctrine when he left the soviets in Cuba, the missiles were removed but the Russians remained, this ended the Monroe Doctrine.

    arabconqueredpersian the world is getting incredibly surreal, every time you thing things can’t get worse or weirder they do.

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