IRAN IS CONTROLLED BY ISLAMIC HARDLINERS
IRANIAN HARDLINERS ARE IN CONTROL AND ARE EXPANDING THE IRANIAN MILITARY
ROBERT WALL February 12, 2001 Aviation Week & Space Technology SECTION: WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS; Vol. 154, No. 7; Pg. 30 HEADLINE: CIA Details Proliferation Concerns, Other Threats //VT2002acsln
-- In Iran, U.S. hopes that relative moderates in leadership positions would gain ground have at least temporarily been dashed. ''Events of the past year have been discouraging,'' Tenet testified. The country's military modernization, aside from weapons of mass destruction and ballistic and cruise missiles, is expected to include new fighters, likely to be bought from Russia, more armored forces and anti-ship systems.