On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
Iran says that it has successfully launched a new long-range surface-to-surface missile, reports the BBC. The Sajjil missile is capable of hitting targets in south-eastern Europe, including Greece and Turkey. With an effective range of 1930km, the Sajjil is also in range of targets in Bulgaria and Romania. However, Defence Minister Mohammed Najjar said the missile was a defensive weapon. "It will only land on the heads of those enemies... who want to make an aggression and invade the Islamic republic," he added.
Western nations and Israel suspect Iran is seeking to develop an atomic weapon and some have called for pre-emptive strikes against its facilities. The Pentagon said the latest test demonstrated the need for the US to press ahead with its planned missile shield in Europe.