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'Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test'

I came across this some time ago, but could not locate it again.
If factual, it's surprising, how the 'test accident' could have stayed under the radar?


'Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test'

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JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 18, 2007

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Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in Jane's Defence Weekly, which reported that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.

According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a Scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas.

Reports of the accident were circulated at the time; however, no details were released by the Syrian government, and there were no hints of an Iranian connection.

The report comes on the heels of criticism leveled by the Syrians at the United States, accusing it of spreading "false" claims of Syrian nuclear activity and cooperation with North Korea to excuse an alleged Israeli air incursion over the country this month.

According to globalsecurity.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons - or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Syria began developing chemical weapons in 1973, just before the Yom Kipper War. Globalsecurity.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.
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Guess which country in the middle east actually has stockpiles of WMDs, by some accounts the world's 3rd-largest stockpile, and still refuses to sign the non-proliferation treaty? And which still refuses to permit U.N. inspections?

Back here in the USA, the Glenn/Symington amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act supposedly prohibits economic or military aid to any nation fitting the profile above. Guess which country has for decades been the #1 recipient of U.S.economic and military aid?
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heh, heh....a penny for your guess! heh, heh.......
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Practice makes perfect, they'll get the hang of it eventualy.

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Ah Punjabi, you pay 'top dollar' I see, but I think you could get a better price if you wait for the market to fall even more.
heh, heh....afraid this one's a loser, irrespective! heh, heh....
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Guess which country in the middle east actually has stockpiles of WMDs, by some accounts the world's 3rd-largest stockpile, and still refuses to sign the non-proliferation treaty? And which still refuses to permit U.N. inspections?

Back here in the USA, the Glenn/Symington amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act supposedly prohibits economic or military aid to any nation fitting the profile above. Guess which country has for decades been the #1 recipient of U.S.economic and military aid?
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