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Iran unveils 2,000km-range ballistic missile


A new surface-to-surface ballistic missile called Khaibar, unveiled by Iran, is seen in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday. Reuters

Iran unveiled the fourth generation of its Khorramshahr ballistic missile under the name Khaibar, with a range of 2,000km (1,243 miles) and a 1,500kg (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.




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