Russian army chief, unlike US and Israel, does not believe Iran can develop ICBMs any time soon

DEBKfile Intelligence

October 18, 2007

Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky said Wednesday “without equivocation and it is our deep conviction founded on real knowledge” that Iran will not have the capacity to create intercontinental missiles in the near or medium future. He admitted that the US has the opposite opinion. DEBKAfile adds: Israel shares the American belief and notes: Just as the Russian president is playing down the threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon, his chief of staff is dismissing Tehran’s ability to create vehicles of delivery.