Analysis: Obama abandons view of Iran, not Europe
Published 09/18/2009, AP National Security Writer
The old idea was that Iran was focused on building long-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting Europe and the U.S., although it so far has none in its arsenal. The new view is that Iran has made slower progress on long-range missiles than previously estimated and is going faster on missiles of shorter range — the types that mainly threaten Europe and parts of Asia.Word count: 759
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