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IRANIAN MISSILES WILL THREATEN ISRAEL WITHIN TWO YEARS

ISRAEL LINE
MONDAY, JULY 28, 1997

  According to senior security officials, Israel will face the threat of
Iranian long-range ground-to-ground missiles within two years, YEDIOT
AHARONOT reported. The officials said that Iranian work on their missile
project will be concluded by 1999, and will result in missiles that can be
launched from Iran to strike targets in Israel.
  By October 1997, the Israel Air Force will begin preparing the Arrow
anti-missile missile for use and, by the beginning of next year, a radar
system developed specifically for the Arrow missile will come into
operation. The Arrow missiles are expected to be fully functional by 1999.
  HA'ARETZ reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the
Russian Government that Israel will not sign any significant economic
agreement as long as Russia continues to sell ground-to-ground missile
technology to Iran.



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