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US News Iran unveils a new missile amid tensions with the United States

21:45  27 september  2020
21:45  27 september  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  L'Iran dévoile un nouveau missile sur fond de tensions avec les États-Unis © Supplied by Le Point

A show of force? The guards of the Islamic Revolution, the ideological army of Iran, unveiled Sunday, September 27 a new anti-ship ballistic missile with a "probable" range of more than 700 km, against the backdrop of tensions with the United States , the Tasnim News Agency reported.

According to the agency known to be close to the ultraconservatives, the "Zolfaghar Bassir" missile has a "probable" range of over 700 km, more than twice the range of the last surface-to-sea type missile presented by Iran in 2017 and named Hormuz-2. With a "maximum range of 300 km", Hormuz-2 had been tested "successfully" in the Arabian Sea, according to Tehran.

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An exhibition that "shows the deterrent power" of Iran

The Tasnim agency published images of the new missile at the inauguration in Tehran of the National Aerospace Park, presented as "the exhibition of the strategic capabilities of the aerospace force " from the country. "This exhibition shows the dissuasive power" of Iran, said the head of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami.

Tensions are high between Iran and the United States, more than a week after an American aircraft carrier crossed the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic passage that Iran regularly threatens to block. Iran inaugurated on Thursday a new maritime base near the entrance to this passage, through which passes a fifth of maritime oil exports, in order to ensure its "domination" in the waters of the Gulf.

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The US government suffered a resounding setback in mid-August at the United Nations Security Council in its attempt to extend the embargo on conventional arms targeting Tehran, which expires in October.

The Strait of Hormuz and the surrounding Gulf waters were the scene of high tensions between Iran and the United States last year, when ships were the subject of mysterious attacks, drones shot down and oil tankers seized.

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