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Iran Said Selling Scud Missiles

November 22, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Iran sold Scud missiles to the Democratic Republic of Congo last month in the first export of a homemade version of the short-range missile, The Washington Times reported today.

The paper said Iranian Scud B and Scud C missile systems were detected by U.S. spy agencies over the past several weeks.

Quoting Clinton administrations officials not further identified, the Times said it is the first time Iran has exported missile systems and highlights the spread of missile systems to central Africa for the first time.

The paper said the sales undergird the view of U.S. intelligence analysts who have cautioned that nations that have received missile technology from countries like Russia, China and North Korea are themselves becoming sources of missiles and related goods for other nations.

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