Fanfare: Iran to start producing dual-use explosive that can be used in nuke warhead detonators

Fanfare: Iran to start producing dual-use explosive that can be used in nuke warhead detonators
Peace missiles

[Ed. – The Iranians are right about one thing — Obama is untrustworthy.]

Iran intends to produce the powerful explosive Octogen for use in the warheads of its missiles to improve their “destructive and penetration power,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Wednesday.

Octogen is used as an explosive in penetrating missile warheads and as a solid rocket fuel — but is also employed as part of the detonator in an atomic bomb.

During a ceremony to inaugurate a Octogen production plant, Dehqan stressed Iran’s goal of gaining the know-how to make the explosive material in order to avoid relying on external sources. …

Dehqan complained that the West is preventing countries from helping Iran in technical matters and said, “We should endeavor to reinvigorate our infrastructures in the defense industries, reduce dependence and use domestic industries.”

The minister’s comments came as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei accused the United States and Western nations of being untrustworthy, in comments to members of the cabinet and senior parliamentary and judiciary figures in Tehran on Wednesday, FARS reported.

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