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August 8, 2013 8:45 am

Jane’s Intelligence Review: Iran Building Launch Tower for Missiles, Not Satellites, Near Tehran

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Reuters – Iran has constructed a rocket-launching site that could be used for testing ballistic missiles, a report from a military intelligence publication said on Thursday.

Satellite imagery analyzed by Jane’s Intelligence Review showed extensive construction over the last three years at a site of what Jane’s says is a launch tower and pad, an area to prepare rockets for launch and an administration and support section. Assertions about the site, near the town of Shahrud some 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tehran, come weeks after Iranian officials said they would inaugurate a new space center to launch satellites.

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