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WorldIran claims it launched new cruise missile on anniversary of revolution: report

11:20  04 february  2019
11:20  04 february  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Iran says it successfully tested the Hoveizeh cruise missile on February 2, 2019 (Screen grab via Iran on Saturday said it had successful fired a new long-range cruise missile , amid events marking In the 37-second video, the launch was shown from different angles with the projectile finally hitting As Iranians marked the anniversary of the revolution , the US on Saturday lashed out at the

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran displayed a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution , state television reported . Iran has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles

Iran on Saturday claimed it had successfully tested a new cruise missile with an 800-mile range during celebrations that marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought its theocratic regime into power.

Defense Minister Amir Hatami confirmed the missile’s success on state television, which broadcast footage of the launch saying, “It can be ready in the shortest possible time and flies at very low altitude.”

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported , as the Middle Eastern country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution .

Iran displayed a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution , state television reported . Iran has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles

The news comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., who pulled out last year out of a major 2015 accord that compelled Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons development in exchange for eased sanctions.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned Iran in December for testing a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolution meant to stop missile tests from Iran. Iran has insisted its tests are “purely defensive” and claims it has complied with the terms of the 2015 accord.

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AFP reported that Hatami told state television that the “Hoveizeh” cruise missile – which he described as the “long arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran” in defending itself – “was carried out successfully at a range of (840 miles) and accurately hit the set target.”

Iran claims it launched new cruise missile on anniversary of revolution: report© FoxNews.com Trey Yingst reports from Jerusalem.

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