Iran 'tests short-range missiles'
Published 14/03/2013 | 09:41
Iran has test-fired several short-range missiles, including the type a Palestinian militant Hamas group used to attack Tel Aviv last November, according to media reports.
The semi-official Fars news agency said the missiles were tested during an army exercise in central Iran. It said the missiles fired were Nazeat-10 and Fajr-5.
During weeks of fighting in November, Gaza's Hamas rulers fired Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets which came close to Israel's heartland, including the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time.
Later, Iran admitted supplying Hamas with the technology to produce Fajr-5. The missile has a range of 45 miles. The range of the Nazeat-10 missiles is about 62 miles.
Iran regularly carried out manoeuvres to test and promote its military power.