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N Korea Preps Rockets to Attack U.S.

From The Telegraph:

In the announcement, North Korea said it would “show off our army and people’s stern reaction to safeguard our sovereignty and the highest dignity through military actions.”

The comments were condemned by the Pentagon in the US as “bellicose rhetoric”, who added that the US was ready “to respond to any contingency.”

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The Continuing Threat of Libyan Missiles


By Scott Stewart

In March 2011, while many of the arms depots belonging to the government of Libya were being looted, we wrote about how the weapons taken from Libyan government stockpiles could end up being used to fuel violence in the region and beyond. Since then we have seen Tuareg militants, who were previously employed by the regime of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, leave Libya with sizable stockpiles of weapons and return to their homes in northern Mali, where they have successfully wrested control of the region away from the Malian government.

These Tuareg militants were aided greatly in their battle against the government by the hundreds of light pickup trucks mounted with crew-served heavy weapons that they looted from Libyan depots. These vehicles, known as “technicals,” permitted the Tuareg rebels to outmaneuver and at times outgun the Malian military. Moreover, we have recently received reports that Tuareg rebels also brought back a sizable quantity of SA-7b shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles, also known as man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). Read the rest of this entry »

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Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi to Russia: OK, now give us the S-300 missile system

BUSHEHR, Iran, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi hailed Russia’s move on Bushehr nuclear plant fuelling and expressed hope Russia’s next step would be the delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Saturday.

Iran struck a deal with Russia in 2007 to buy the S-300 systems, but Russia delayed the delivery of the anti-aircraft missiles.

“The U.S. also pressed its European allies to take the same measures (of sanctioning) against Iran. They also put Russia under pressure to prevent loading Bushehr nuclear plant,” Boroujerdi told ISNA.

Russia’s move ensured Iranians that it abides by its commitments and public opinion in Iran, he said, adding that ” Russia (should) implement its obligations on S-300 missile system as well.”

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