Iran tests new ballistic missile claiming a range of 1,234 miles

A new surface-to-surface 4th generation Khorramshahr ballistic missile called Kheibar with a range of 2,000 km is launched at an undisclosed location in Iran, in this picture obtained on May 25, 2023. (West Asia News Agency via Reuters)

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Important Takeaways:

  • Iran says it has successfully test-launched ballistic missile amid nuclear tensions
  • Iran, which has one of the biggest missile programs in the Middle East, says its weapons are capable of reaching the bases of arch-foes Israel and the United States in the region.
  • Despite US and European opposition, the Islamic Republic has said it will further develop its “defensive” missile program.
  • “Our message to Iran’s enemies is that we will defend the country and its achievements. Our message to our friends is that we want to help regional stability,” Iranian Defense Minister Mohammadreza Ashtiani said.
  • State TV broadcast a few seconds of footage of what it said was the launch of an upgraded version of Iran’s Khorramshahr 4 ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,243 miles) and able to carry a 1,500-kg (3,300-pound) warhead.

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