Iran has claimed that its missiles are capable of reaching Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.
“Any one bearing greater enmity towards Islamic Iran will naturally be more fearful of such capabilities and preparedness,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafarri, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying by Sputnik news daily Tuesday.
Jafarri said during the final stage of the missile exercises, ‘Eqtedar-e-Velayat’, carried out by IRGC aerospace division.
The drills involved coordinating ballistic missiles launches from across the country. According to an IRGC statement, this was aimed at proving Tehran's 'deterrence power' and the nation's 'full readiness to confront all kinds of threats against the [Islamic] Revolution, establishment and [Iran's] territorial integrity.'
Washington maintains that the new ballistic missile sanctions are unrelated to those repealed by the nuclear accord.
The commander added that Eqtedar-e-Velayat demonstrates Iran's ability to defend the region.
'Iran's security is the security of regional countries and our efforts are in line with establishing security in the region,' he said, according to Press TV.
Tehran has repeatedly stressed that its missile program is purely defensive in nature that it poses no threat to other countries in the region.
Iran has conducted new ballistic missile tests to demonstrate the nations all-out readiness to confront threats from outside the country. The official IRNA news agency described it as a military drill in which, “ballistic missiles were fired from silos” in different parts of the country, AFP reported Tuesday
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Iran reportedly tested a medium-range ballistic missile successfully two weeks ago that can reach as far as Israel, the local media reported Monday. "We tested a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) and eight metres error margin two weeks ago
Irans Defense Ministry announced this week the countrys plans to produce the powerful explosive Octogen to boost the penetration and destructive power of missile payloads. "Concurrently with its efforts to increase the precision-striking power of its weapons systems, the defense ministry has also paid attention to boosting the destructive and penetration power of different weapons' warheads and has put on its agenda the acquisition of the technical know-how to produce Octogen explosive materials and Octogen-based weapons," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying by
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