June 9, 2014

Tehran's Chinese Missile Man

Jefferson Morley, The Daily Beast


As Iran and the West resume nuclear talks, the Chinese engineer who helped Tehran develop its ballistic missiles is one of America’s most wanted, with a $5 million reward on his head.

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TAGGED: Li Fangwei, Iran, China


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