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Published on 12 Oct 2015 | Category : Political and Military Achievements, Politics

Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile

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TEHRAN: Iran successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, state TV reported on Sunday.

It was the first such a test since Iran and world powers reach a nuclear deal.

Iran’s Defence Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan, told the channel that the liquid-fuel missile “will obviously boost the strategic deterrence capability of our armed forces”.

He said the missile, named Emad or pillar in Farsi, was a technological achievement for Iran — able to be controlled until the moment of impact and to hit targets “with high precision”.

The channel showed footage of the huge missile being launched in a desert area.

This is the first test of a ballistic surface-to-surface missile by Iran since UN Security Council Resolution 2231 in July, which endorsed a landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers.

Since 1992, Iran has emphasized a self-sufficient and indigenous military production industry, producing missiles, tanks and light submarines.

The Islamic Republic has surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers that can hit Israel and US military bases in the region.

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