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From FOX News:

Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say
Two enemies of America are poised for upcoming rocket launches, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News, with another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch expected as soon as Wednesday night and Iran on the verge of sending its own vehicle into space.

Iran's Simorgh space-launch vehicle is believed to be carrying a satellite, marking the second time in more than a year that Tehran has attempted to put an operational satellite into orbit -- something the Islamic Republic has never done successfully, according to one of the officials who has not authorized to discuss a confidential assessment.

More at the site - my worry is not a re-entrant vehicle (ICBM), my worry is a satellite with an atomic bomb (however crude) in a polar orbit. The polar orbit revolves near each of the poles and every pass covers a different 'slice' of the planet. It is sometimes called a 'ball of string' orbit - looking at a wound ball of string gives you the idea. All Iran or North Korea has to do is detonate this bomb 200 miles over a large city and the resultant EMP will take out the power grid and most communications for a 500 mile radius.

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