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Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise

Published 08/03/2016

Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles
Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched several ballistic missiles during a military exercise, tne country's official news agency said.

The Tuesday report by IRNA did not elaborate but said the missiles were launched from silos in several locations across the country.

In October, Iran successfully test-fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile. It was the first such test since Iran and world powers reached a landmark nuclear deal last summer.

UN experts said the launch used ballistic missile technology banned under a Security Council resolution. In January, the US imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the ballistic missile programme.

Iran claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 1,250 miles (2,000km), capable of striking Israel and US military bases in the region.

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