Iran Tests Long Range Missiles

Iran said Wednesday that it tested what it called an upgraded version of its long range solid fuel missiles.

State run television in Iran aired video of what it said was the successful launch of a Sajjil-two missile, a high-speed surface-to-surface missile with a range of about 12,000 miles.

That range places Israel well within reach of the missile and it could reach as far away as southeastern Europe with greater precision than other models. Iran is also known to possess a medium range ballistic missile with a range of 800 miles.

An arms development program was launched by Iran during it’s war with Iraq in the 1980’s to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo.

Since 1992, Iran has produced it’s own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.

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