Iran unveils its 2000 km range ballistic missile
The official Iranian News Agency (IRNA) reported that the Islamic Republic unveiled its fourth generation of ballistic missile (Khorramshahr), which has a range of 2000 km, which carries a warhead weighing 1500 kg.
The newest Iranian ballistic missile and the latest products of the Aerospace Industries Organization of the Ministry of Defense were unveiled today in a ceremony attended by the Iranian Minister of Defense.
Iran’s State television broadcast what it said was footage of an upgraded version of the ballistic missile.
Iran has expanded its missile program, especially its ballistic missiles, despite the opposition of the United States and the expressions of concern by European countries.
Tehran says the program is purely defensive aimed at deterrence, and it would continue to develop its defensive missile program.
Iran, which has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East, says its weapons can reach Israel and US bases in the region.
Tehran says its ballistic missiles are an important deterrent against the United States, Israel and other potential regional foes.
On Tuesday, Israeli army chief of staff Herzi Halevy raised the prospect of action against Iran as efforts by six world powers to revive the 2015 Tehran nuclear deal have stalled since September amid growing Western concerns about Tehran’s accelerating nuclear progress.
The nuclear deal, which Washington withdrew from in 2018, restricted Iran’s nuclear activities, extending the time it would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb if it sought to do so, as Tehran denies its seeking for nuclear weapons.