Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency told reporters July 16 he believes Iran now has a missile with a range of 1,250 miles (2,011 km), but did not say whether the weapon had been test-fired. debkafile reports Israel is well within this range. After last week’s test fire of Iran’s Shehab-3 long-range ballistic missile, some Western and Israeli sources sought to play down the threat it posed by claiming the test was faked. The Pentagon statement refutes this claim and Moscow’s argument against the US anti-missile shield deployment in eastern Europe that Iran has no missiles capable of reaching that continent. Last week, the US and the Czech Republic signed an agreement for placing missile-tracking radar on Czech soil.