Iran Test Fires Two Short Range Missiles

Flexing its muscles, Iran on Sunday tested two short-range missiles just two days after the US and its allies warned Tehran over a newly revealed nuclear facility it had been secretly constructing.

General Hossein Salami, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Air Force, said the missiles successfully hit their targets on Sunday and Iran had perfected its short range missiles to defend itself from any attacks.

The missile tests, fired during military exercises scheduled to last several days, are likely to trigger greater tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, along with Germany, are scheduled to meet in Geneva to discuss Tehran’s disputed atomic programme on October 1.

Sunday’s launch, involving the Tondar and Fateh 110 type missiles and a multiple launcher, according to state media, did not involve missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.


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