U.S. DELAYS IRAN STRIKE FEASIBILITY TEST
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States, amid plans to negotiate with
Teheran, has delayed a test that could determine the feasibility of an air
strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
The Defense Department has canceled a test meant to examine the use of huge
amounts of explosives to destroy underground bunkers of the type that
conceal Iran's nuclear weapons program. The U.S. Air Force test was to have
taken place on June 2 in the Nevada desert.
But two days before the exercise, termed "Divine Strake," the Pentagon said
the blast impact demonstration would not take place. No new date was set.
"The experiment, originally scheduled for June 2, 2006, will not be
conducted earlier than June 23, 2006," the Pentagon's Defense Threat
Reduction Agency said in a statement.
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