April 9, 2014

Russia's Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile for Iran

Eli Lake, The Daily Beast


It’s Washington’s nightmare scenario: an aggressive Moscow deciding it’s time to arm Tehran with sophisticated weapons. And it may be closer to reality than you think.

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TAGGED: Russia, Iran


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