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Iran Unveils 2,000 km-Range Ballistic Missile: Report

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Iran Unveils 2,000 km-Range Ballistic Missile: Report

Tehran says the programme is purely defensive and is for deterrence.

Tehran:

Iran unveiled the fourth generation of its Khorramshahr ballistic missile under the name Khaibar, with a range of 2,000 km (1,243 miles) and a 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) warhead, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

Iran has expanded its missile programme, particularly its ballistic missiles, despite opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. Tehran says the programme is purely defensive and is for deterrence.

“Iran’s newest ballistic missile and the latest product of the defence ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) was unveiled today in a ceremony attended by the defence minister,” IRNA added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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