Iran test-fires long range missile
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, July 9, IRNA
The promoted long range Shahab-3 missile was successfully test-fired on Wednesday during a naval wargame in the Persian Gulf waters.
The 1,000-kg missile was test-fired on the third day of a war game launched by naval and missile sections of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) dubbed 'Payambar-e A'zam III' (the Great Prophet III).
The war game was aimed at improving the combat readiness of Iran's armed forces.
The 2,000-km-range Shahab-3 missiles were tested to demonstrate Iran's capability in hitting its enemies accurately at the early stages of their probable attacks against the Islamic Republic.
Domestic and foreign political and military analysts believe that Shahab-3 is able to reach targets in the occupied lands in case of the Zionist regime's probable attacks against Iran's nuclear sites.
Iran's state-run Arabic channel al-Alam reported that the country have many short, medium and long-range missiles
which are all produced by Iranian experts.
Noting that Iran has become the region's missile power, al-Alam added, the missile is very accurate in hitting its targets.
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