Today's Telegraph (UK) has a report detailing Iran's growing nuclear program, including new missile technology aquired from North Korea. Who is helping Iran aquire and use this technology? 'Former' Russian military officers with the apparent blessing of Vladimir Putin:
A senior American official said Iran's programme was "sophisticated and getting larger and more accurate. They have had very much in mind the payload needed to carry a nuclear weapon.
"I think Putin knows what the Iranians are doing."
Perhaps worse yet, Iran's new president has put the country's entire nuclear program under the control of the Revolutionary Guards:
Iran's new hardline president has placed his country's nuclear programme under the control of militant commanders of the Revolutionary Guards, the military's most committed wing.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has launched a purge of moderates in national and provincial government since his election two months ago, has drafted in fellow radical revolutionaries to top administrative posts - a move that will heighten Western fears over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Many of the new power-brokers are veterans of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds (Jerusalem) Force, in which Mr Ahmadinejad held the rank of brigadier general. The unit is linked to a series of international terrorist attacks and the main backer of Hezbollah in Lebanon.
And Chabad's 'chief rabbi' of Russia and Putin lackey and apologist Berel Lazar – does he know what Putin is doing?