Thursday, February 20, 2020

Yes, Gambling Really is Going on Upstairs

Iran would like America to continue to pretend Iran doesn't want nuclear weapons.


Iran's government on Wednesday rejected US allegations that the Islamic republic's satellite programme has a military dimension, days after the failed launch of its latest satellite.

"The subject of satellite launch vehicles and satellites is a civilian matter," Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

"We could use a satellite for defence purposes, but the satellite launcher is a completely non-defensive subject and it's the definite and absolute right of the Iranian nation.

Of course Iran would like satellites. But these missiles are most useful to fling nuclear weapons at various "Satans."

And our Smart Diplomacy gave Iran the right to pretend these missiles they test have nothing to do with nuclear missiles:

But [even though missile limits aren't part of the Iran nuclear deal] the UN resolution on missile limits is part of the interlocking package that supporters use to defend the sham arms control agreement.

Amazingly, Iran simply denies that the UN resolution which restricts nuclear-capable missiles is applicable to this test because "Iran says none of its missiles are designed for that purpose."

Iran's position is as long as the missile can't have a nuclear warhead put on it right now, it isn't in violation of the UN resolution.

Never mind that the Iranians will quickly alter a successful long-range missile to hold a nuclear warhead.

Have a super sparkly day.