Iran Tests New Missile

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Looks like Iran decided to remind us why we don’t want that nation getting nuclear weaponry:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

Experts believe Iran is still six to eight years away from being able to equip such a missile with a nuclear warhead (not to mention that they don’t yet have nuclear capabilities), but the today’s test will hardly make relations with Iran any easier. It’ll be interesting to see how President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton choose to react to such a provocative action.

As always with these unfriendly nations, options are limited and every course of action will have undesirable consequences.