Iran Unveils Long-Range Cruise Missile On Revolution Anniversary

Iran warns Europe not to force 'strategic leap' on missile range

Iran warns Europe not to force 'strategic leap' on missile range

Aside from being revealed to the public at the presentation, a Hoveyzeh-type missile has already been successfully tested, flying some 1,200km (745 miles) and accurately hitting a dummy target, the minister said.

"It can be ready in the shortest possible time and flies at a very low altitude", he said.

"Hoveizeh" missile has a range of over 1,350 kilometers that is used against ground targets, Hatami said, pointing to the "Hoveizeh" long-range cruise missile designed and manufactured by the Aerospace Industries Organization.

The new munition belongs to the Soumar family of cruise missiles.

Saturday's exhibition in Tehran comes days after the deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps warned Israel that a conflict with the Islamic Republic would "definitely lead to its elimination" and said that Tehran was pursuing a strategy to "eradicate the Zionist regime from the political geography of the world".

Iran has voluntarily limited the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometers, sufficient to reach Israel and Western bases in the Middle East.

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Iran has "no intention of increasing the range" of its missiles, the country's Supreme National Security Council secretary, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, said Tuesday.

The resolution - which was in Iran's nuclear deal - called upon the country to not develop ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons for eight years.

Iranian officials have reiterated that the ongoing buildup of missile capabilities is exclusively defensive in its nature and used only to deter any potential adversaries from taking military action against the country.

US President Donald Trump quit the deal a year ago and reimposed sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the pact.

European governments have stuck by the accord, although some have demanded an addition to address Iran's ballistic missile program and its intervention in regional conflicts.

Hoveyzeh is the name of a city in southwestern province of Khuzestan known for its resistance during Saddam Hussein's war against Iran in the 1980s.

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