Iran successfully test-launched ballistic missile
Tehran: Iran successfully test-launched ballistic missile with potential 2,000-km range, state media said two days after Chief of Israel’s Armed Forces raised prospect of “Action” against Tehran over its nuclear programme.
Iran, which has one of biggest missile programmes in Middle East says its weapons are capable of reaching bases of arch-foes Israel and United States in region.
Despite US and European opposition, Islamic Republic has said it will further develop its “Defensive” missile programme. “Our message to Iran’s enemies is that we will defend country and its achievements. Our message to our friends is that we want to help regional stability,” Iranian Defence Minister Mohammadreza Ashtiani said.
Published in The Daily National Courier, May, 26 2023