Defiant Iran Fires Missiles

Backed into a corner over its recently revealed secret nuclear facility and facing a renewed push by President Obama to change its ways or face sanctions, Iran struck back on Sunday with a missile test. According to Reuters, Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they fired two types of short-range missiles, tested a multiple missile launcher, and plan to test-fire the longer range Shahab 3 missile, which could reach Israel. "The message of this maneuver is for some domineering countries whose intention is to create fear, to say that we are able to come up with an appropriate response to their enmity with high speed and precision," Iranian General Hossein Salami said on Sunday. The move comes ahead of a key meeting in Geneva Thursday in which representatives from the United States and five other major powers will discuss the nuclear issue with Iranian officials.