Iran test fires long-range ballistic missile
TEHRAN: Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting the country has successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile.
The Sunday report did not elaborate on the range of the missile or the specifics of the test firing. It said the new missile is precision guided and can be controlled until the moment of impact.
Since 1992, Iran has emphasized a self-sufficient and indigenous military production industry, producing missiles, tanks and light submarines. The government frequently announces military advances which cannot independently verified.
The Islamic Republic already claims to have surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) that can hit Israel and US military bases in the region.