The missile tests come amid heightened tension with the big international powers over Iran’s nuclear ambitions
Iran’s “Sacred Defense Week” is a time when Iranians can appreciate the natural awesomeness of military weaponry and missile tests, including the just-completed test-firing of long-range missiles able to hit both Israel and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf. —JCL
Iran has successfully test-fired some of the longest range missiles in its arsenal, state media say.
The Revolutionary Guards tested the Shahab-3 and Sajjil rockets, which are believed to have ranges of up to 2,000km (1,240 miles), reports said.
The missiles’ range could potentially permit them to reach Israel and US bases in the Gulf, analysts say.
The tests come amid heightened tension with the big international powers over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.