Iran Tests Cause Little Alarm


Iran launched dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3, which can reach Israel, during military maneuvers on Nov. 2, 2006. Though the world’s leading powers reacted with indifference, the tests should cause concern, especially in light of Iran’s nuclear program—as the Shahab-3 can carry a nuclear payload.

Tehran said the exercise was defensive. This statement loses credibility when compared to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s calls for wiping Israel off the map.

The missile tests “should bother not only Israel. It should bother the Arab countries, Islamic countries, the Gulf region, North Africa and Europe,” Israel’s Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said. “We are always warning the world about this phenomenon called Iran.”

Yet the world does nothing. The United Nations can’t even agree to impose sanctions on Iran, because of Russia’s and China’s support of Iran’s nuclear program. Americans—divided over their policy—are not in a position to act.

Biblical prophecy shows that one power will finally stand up to Iran. To learn which nations will comprise that power, read our January 2006 article, “The Ostrich, the Warrior and the Whirlwind.”