K.S. Rajan (6 Dec 2011)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


Recent blast at major missile-testing site was major blow to
Tehran's nuclear ambitions, intelligence experts tell New York Times
Assad sends message:
Army test-fires Scud missile

The Syrian Arab News Agency reported Sunday that the Syrian army has staged a live-fire drill in the eastern part of the country "under war-like circumstances with the aim of testing the missile weaponry in confronting any attack."
According to the report, during the drill the army fired at least one Scud-B missile, which has a range of about 300 kilometers (roughly 190 miles), in the direction of the border with Iraq. It was further reported that 300 and 600-millimeter surface-to-surface missiles were also test fired. The missiles have a range of 150 (93 miles) and 200 kilometers (124 miles), respectively.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) rips Obama administration
for opposing Iran sanctions
U.S. says 'no indication' Iran shot down reconnaissance drone
NATO's U.S.-led mission in neighboring Afghanistan said however the Iranian report could refer to an unarmed U.S. spy drone that went missing there last week