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Report: Iran Building Rocket Bases in Venezuela

Monday, 16 May 2011 09:04 PM

Associated Press

 

BERLIN – The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, according to the German daily Die Welt.

 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is Teheran’s most important South American ally.

 

Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.â€

 

The rocket bases are to include measures to prevent air attacks on Venezuela as well as commando and control stations.

 

The Iranian military involvement in the project extends to bunker, barracks and watch tower construction. Twenty-meter deep rocket silos are planned. The cost of the Venezuelan military project is being paid for with Iranian oil revenue. The Iranians paid in cash for the preliminary phase of the project and, the total cost is expected to amount to “dozens of millions†of dollars, Die Welt wrote.

 

The Paraguaná Peninsula is on the coast of Venezuela and is roughly 120 kilometers from America’s main South American partner, Columbia.

 

According to Die Welt, the clandestine agreement between Venezuela and Iran would mean the Chavez government would fire rocket at Iran’s enemies should the Islamic Republic face military strikes.

 

Meanwhile the German press agency (DPA) reported on Friday that Germany will not contest the placement of the Hamburg- based European- Iranian Trade Bank (EIH) on the EU sanctions list at the end of the month. The US Treasury Department sanctioned the EIH last year, saying it was one of the most important institutions in Europe for financing Iran’s missile and nuclear proliferation programs. Germany was the subject of criticism from American, French, British and israeli officials because it refused to shut the EIH.

 

The EIH plays a crucial role in facilitating financial transactions for midsize German firms that are active in Iran. German- Iranian total trade amounted to over 4 billion euros in 2010, making German Iran’s No. 1 EU trade partner.

 

U.S. missles versus Iranian missles ? HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!! :sl:

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U.S. missles versus Iranian missles ? HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!! :sl:

Did you mean missiles?

 

Yasnov

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Did you mean missiles?

 

Yasnov

 

its measles. :sl:

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Tommy, you are the LAST person who should goof about someones grammar and typing. Go back and read some of your stuff. :sl:

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So much controversy on Iran's military build up while the U.S's is the highest in the world and has military bases all over the world.

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So much controversy on Iran's military build up while the U.S's is the highest in the world and has military bases all over the world.

 

 

Well, when you say you want a country wiped of the Earth, and then you go about building the mechanism to do it, you're going to attract 'attention'. Especially when the president (Ahmadinejad) is insane and the country is run by mullahs and an ayatollah. Those bases in Venezuela are no big deal. If they even came close to readying for launch, they'd be toast. And that would give the U.S. a legitimate excuse to whack out Hugo, too. He thinks he's making a smooth move allowing these bases but all he's doing is bringing down more heat than he can handle. :sl:

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