Iran Got N. Korean Missiles: WikiLeaks

Could give country power to attack Europe
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2010 8:32 AM CST
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends the Caspian summit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

(Newser) – Iran has acquired 19 advanced missiles from North Korea—which could allow Tehran to attack Moscow and Western Europe, a Feb. 24 diplomatic cable posted by WikiLeaks shows. The North Korean BM-25 missiles could provide the “building blocks” for long-range missiles, the leak suggests—though the cable doesn’t offer “specific evidence,” Bloomberg reports. “North Korea and Iran have had a decades-long missile relationship and also most likely a nuclear relationship,” says an analyst.

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