Iran test-fires ballistic missile capable of hitting Israel
Tehran, July 3 (ANI): Iran has reportedly test-fired a ballistic missile that is capable of striking Israel.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard fired the medium-range Shahab-3 missile at a mock target in the Kavir Desert on the second day of its Great Prophet 7 exercise, Al-Alam television network reported.
According to the Iranian media report, the missile has been launched as part of war games designed to show Iran's ability to retaliate if attacked.
The Shahab-3 has a range of up to 1,200 miles, which means it is theoretically able to hit Israel, The Telegraph reports.
Al-Alam said two short-range missiles, the Shahab-1 and Shahab-2, with ranges of 300 to 500 kilometres, were also launched.
The state-run media said 'dozens' of different types of missiles were fired from different parts of Iran at a single target in the Kavir Desert.
"In these exercises, we used missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometres, but the plan called for them to be fired only 1,300 kilometres," the state media quoted the head of the Guards aerospace division in charge of missile systems, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying.
The launch of the Shahab-3 missile coincided with the day experts from Iran and world powers were to hold talks in Istanbul to discuss the West's push to have Tehran scale back its sensitive nuclear programme. (ANI)
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