یکشنبه ۴ تیر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۰:۳۴
Iran Test Fires a new Version of Ballistic Missile
Iran says it test fired a more accurate version of its Shahab-3 missile, already believed capable of hitting Israel and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf.
Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani said after a weekly cabinet meeting that the missile fired today has a range of 2,000 kilometers. Previous figures had put the missile's range at between 1,300 and 1,700 kilometres.
Iran announced earlier in October that it had increased the missile's range to 2,000 km (1,250 miles), which includes parts of southern Europe.
Iran’s ballistic missile program has caused grave worry in Israel and the United States but Teheran has assured the international community that the missiles are for deterrent purposes only