Friday 9 December 2016

Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise

Published 08/03/2016 | 10:41

Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles
Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched several ballistic missiles during a military exercise, tne country's official news agency said.

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The Tuesday report by IRNA did not elaborate but said the missiles were launched from silos in several locations across the country.

In October, Iran successfully test-fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile. It was the first such test since Iran and world powers reached a landmark nuclear deal last summer.

UN experts said the launch used ballistic missile technology banned under a Security Council resolution. In January, the US imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the ballistic missile programme.

Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles (2,000km), capable of striking Israel and US military bases in the region.

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