May 24, 2013
UK media says BA building missile to bring Malvinas within range
British tabloid The Sunday Times indicated today that the Iran-Argentina accord on the investigation of the AMIA bombing case could also hide a joint missile development project. Furthermore, the paper assured “Argentina is developing missile technology that could threaten the Malvinas Islands.”
The dubious article remarks that Sunday Times reporters have learnt that “military scientists in Argentina are building a rocket capable of being fired into space to an altitude of about 400 kilometres, at a time when its relationship with Iran — which has significant missile capabilities — appears to be warming.”
Experts believe such technology could, in time, develop into a missile with a range of up to 372 miles.
The British tabloid assures that such technology would put any missile “easily within range of the South Atlantic archipelago”, which are about 480 kilometres from the Argentine mainland, and “could transform the balance of power in the south Atlantic.”
Lord West, the former UK’s security minister and first sea lord, said he believed the only logical reason to develop such technology “was to threaten the Islands.”
Likewise, West called on the intelligence services to keep a “very close eye” on the programme.