Lack of propellants grounds Iran’s missiles

What a difference a lack of powdered aluminium seemingly can make. Iran has tested its upgraded Sajjil-2 missile just once, believes IISS expert Michael Elleman, and the most likely explanation is Tehran’s inability to secure the necessary propellants, including powdered aluminium. This was one way economic sanctions were hindering Iran’s ballistic-missile programme, Elleman, IISS-Middle East Senior Fellow for Regional Security Cooperation, said during a recent discussion at IISS-US.

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