Iran test-fires new ballistic missile successfully

Iran test-fires new ballistic missileIran test-fires new ballistic missile

Iran has “successfully” launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.

State-run Press TV broadcast a footage released by the government of “the successful test-launch” of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it unveiled during a military parade here on Friday with President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance, reports Xinhua news agency.

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The report said the missile launched late Friday, without providing further details.

The ballistic missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division, told the media on Friday.

“The missile has become smaller in size (compared to other Iranian ballistic missiles) and more tactical, and it will operational in the near future,” Hajizadeh said without further elaboration.

On Friday, the Iranian armed forces commemorated the 1980-1988 war with Iraq by holding a parade in which Iran’s most advanced military power and abilities showcased.

Iran also displayed other home-made advanced missiles, including ballistic missiles, which reported to have ranges of 1,300 km to 2,000 km.

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