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Iran Test Fires Sejill-2  
20/05/2009  
   

" Iran test-fired a sophisticated missile on Wednesday that was capable of striking Israel and parts of Western Europe...The solid-fuel Sejil-2 missile used a technology that Iran appeared to have tested at least once before, but the Obama administration nonetheless described the event as “significant,” largely because missiles of its kind can be relatively easily moved or hidden.

The Pentagon confirmed that the test of the missile had been a success...experts said that clearly Iran was on a path to producing more reliable, longer-range missiles...[The Sejill 2 missile's] range — believed to be more than 1,200 miles — is comparable to the liquid-fueled Shahab III, which Iran first obtained from North Korea...[Iran's Defense Minister, Mustafa Mohamed] Najar said Wednesday that the Sejil-2...differed from an earlier version of the Sejil in that it “is equipped with a new navigation system as well as precise and sophisticated sensors,”...

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