Iran test fires long range missile

Published September 28th, 2009 - 08:15 GMT

Iran state television said the Revolutionary Guard has fired one of the longest-range missiles in its arsenal in a third round of tests aimed at demonstrating the country's preparedness for any attack. Press TV reported the Guard successfully tested the Shihab-3 missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead. It has a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, capable of striking Israel and U.S. Mideast bases and parts of Europe.


According to the state television, Iran test-fired Shahab-1 and Shahab-2 missiles overnight, following tests of short-range missiles early Sunday. The Shihab-1 and Shihab-2 have ranges of about 300 kilometers and 700 kilometers respectively.


According to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Shihab-2 missiles would hit targets at least 300 kilometers and at the most 700 kilometers away.

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