that apparently is not being covered by the BBC (for whatever reason) is the news as
published in Al
Jazeera that Iran is to conduct 3 days of missile tests.
Could it be that
the BBC has been given a D-Notice, so that the US
and UK governments can claim that these tests were mistaken
as ‘an attack’ by Iran.
Al Jazeera says Iran has
announced three days of military tests and its president says no number of
UN resolutions will change the country’s stance on nuclear development.
Ahmadinejad said on Sunday: “The UN resolution was born dead and even if
they adopt 10 more of such resolutions it will not affect Iran's economy and
policies.” Iran's military manoeuvres come
days after the US announced that it would
deploy a second aircraft carrier, the USS Stennis, to the Gulf.
unnamed Iranian military commander said: “The manoeuvre is aimed at
evaluating defensive and fighting capabilities of the missiles.”
The timing is also
suspect, following close on the heals of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates
arriving in Basra on a previously unannounced visit for talks with the US and coalition commanders in Iraq.