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July 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Saudi Arabian Missiles Trained on Israel and Iran

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King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.0rg – Based on new satellite images, Saudi Arabia has apparently deployed ballistic missile batteries that have both Israel and Iran in their crosshairs, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported Thursday.

The images, which were analyzed by military experts at IHS Jane’s, a business intelligence company specializing in military and national security, “show a previously undetected surface-to-surface missile base in the Saudi desert, 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of the capital, Riyadh.”

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Thursday’s report by the London-based firm could escalate concerns about a growing arms race in the Middle East linked to Iran’s military expansions and nuclear program.

According to The Telegraph, Saudi Arabia currently has one launch pad pointing northwest, toward Tel Aviv, and another pointing northeast, toward Tehran.

The IHS Jane’s review noted that the weapons were most likely designed for Saudi Arabia’s DF3 missiles, truck-launched missiles with a range of 2,400-4,200 kilometers (1,500-2,500 miles).

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