(National Sentinel) National Security: As many observers predicted, the Iranians are continuing to cheat on their so-called “nuclear deal” made by the hapless, clueless Obama regime, with recent intelligence noting that Tehran is making major refinements to nuclear delivery systems.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the improvements are being made to ICBMs, according to the Director of National Intelligence:
Daniel Coats, America’s top spymaster, informed Congress this week in an intelligence briefing that Iran’s ballistic missile work continues unimpeded and could be used by the Islamic Republic to launch a nuclear weapon, according to unclassified testimony.
Further, he told lawmakers that Iran “would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons.”
Iran’s ballistic missile work, particularly its focus on ICBMs, runs counter to United Nations resolutions barring such activity, though it remains unclear if the Trump administration plans to pursue new sanctions on Iran.
Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the landmark nuclear agreement with Western powers, according to the last U.S. intelligence assessments.
“Iran is pursuing capabilities to meet its nuclear energy and technology goals and to give it the capability to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons, if it chooses to do so” Coats wrote in his written testimony to the Senate intelligence committee.
The U.S. intelligence community believes that Iran is honing its ballistic missile technology – in violation of the agreement, though Tehran says otherwise – so it can eventually use them to launch nuclear weapons.
While Iran is said to have the largest ballistic missile inventory in the Middle East, Israel is believed to be the only nuclear power in the region and has vowed to defend itself should Iran obtain nukes as well.
Iran has repeatedly vowed to destroy Israel un a hail of ‘nuclear fire.’
“Tehran’s desire to deter the United States might drive it to field an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),” Coats wrote, referring to Iran’s covert missile work. “Progress on Iran’s space program could shorten a pathway to an ICBM because space launch vehicles use similar technologies.”
Iran “continues to leverage cyber espionage, propaganda, and attacks to support its security priorities, influence events and foreign perceptions, and counter threats—including against U.S. allies in the region,” Coats testified.
In addition, Iran is engaged in an unprecedented buildup of its military.
Critics of the Iran nuclear “deal” saw this coming 100 miles away. But as usual, the hapless Washington establishment press is giving Obama a pass for helping to arm one of the most radical Islamic regimes in the Middle East with nuclear weapons.
And in Iran develops one, the Saudis have said they will obtain similar weapons – most likely from Pakistan.
Thereby making the most volatile place on earth even more so.