Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile that Can Reach Tel Aviv

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile that Can Reach Tel Aviv

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile that Can Reach Tel Aviv

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.

Missile needs a very short time for its preparedness and can fly at a low altitude, says Iranian defence minister.

Western experts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities, although there are concerns about its long-range ballistic missiles.

Last year, US President Donald Trump quit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 deal between the permanent members of the United Nations security council and Tehran on its nuclear programme, and reimposed tough sanctions that have hit the Iranian economy hard.

The US has repeatedly accused Iran of violating the resolution.

Iran reined in most of its nuclear programme under a landmark 2015 deal with major powers but has kept up development of its ballistic missile technology.

Amir Brigadier Hatami pointed out that on the fifth decade of the Islamic Revolution, we prepared the "Defense Achievements and Construction" exhibition at Imam Khomeini's Mosalla in central Tehran, adding that about 350 products in different military fields are showcased at the event as the main achievements of the defense industry of the country.

Iran carried out a failed attempt to launch a satellite into space on January 15, defying a warning from Trump.

The Hoveizeh unveiling was part of an arms exhibition titled "40 years of defensive achievements" held in Tehran.

According to Press TV, the remarks came amid statements of some European Union governments that Iran needs to avoid long-range missile tests in order to enjoy economic benefits of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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.

Back in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran's defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country's missile program.

As Iranians marked the anniversary of the revolution, the U.S. on Saturday lashed out at the country's leadership, insisting it had failed to make good on pledges to improve the lives of ordinary people. Iran openly declares its intention to destroy the State of Israel.

"40 years later, Iran's ruling regime has broken all those promises".

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