Gates: Iran's missile test shows need for missile defense system in Europe

July 9, 2008 21:03

Iran's missile test proves Teheran is a threat, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday, countering Russia's argument against the need for a missile defense system in Europe. Gates says the United States had been arguing for some time that there was a real threat Iran could develop long-range missiles to use against Europe. He said Tehran's launch of several missiles earlier Wednesday underscored that argument.

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