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Iran: Explosion occurred during research on weapons that could strike Israel

By Ramin Mostafavi, Reuters

November 16, 2011 | 9:06 am

Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Hassan Firouzabadi, center, attends Iran's army land force academy graduating ceremony in Tehran on Nov. 10. Photo by REUTERS/Leader.ir/Handout

A massive explosion that killed 17 troops including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s missile defenses last week took place during research on weapons that could strike Israel,... read full article

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