Iran unveils new 2000km-range missile


Iran unveils new 2000km-range missile

Despite the USA concerns over the developments of Iran's missile program, the Islamic republic on Friday unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile during military parade in the capital Tehran.

Khorramshahr ballistic missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers with ability to carry multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) within a range of 1,800 kilometers, he added.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said the missile can carry multiple warheads.

Speaking during the parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would press ahead with strengthening its missile capabilities and military defenses, the state-run broadcaster Press TV reported.

Iran on Friday unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile as the country marked the beginning of Defence Week.

"As it was observed, the missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future", added the senior commander. According to him, the missile will be delivered to the air defense system of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. "We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary".

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the defense sphere.

As part of the annual tradition, Iran has arranged military parades with the top leadership in attendance.

The Armenian expert noted that the US has often attempted to involve the issue of the Iranian missile program in nuclear talks.