Sunday, March 08, 2009
Print ShareThisIran has launched a new long-range missile, Reuters reported Sunday, days after the Islamic Republic’s military chief warned Israel that Tehran’s missiles are within range of its nuclear facilities.
“Iran test fires new long range missile,” Press TV, Iran’s English-language television station, said in a scrolling headline, Reuters reported.
The report comes days after Iran’s military chief warned Israel that its nuclear facilities are within the range of Iranian missiles.
The warning from Revolutionary Guards commander Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is the latest message from Tehran that it will strike back if attacked.
Israel and the United States suspect Iran’s nuclear program is a cover for weapons production and say they would not accept a nuclear-armed Iran.
Tehran denies the accusation and says its nuclear activity is for generating power.
Iran’s Shahab-3 missiles have a range of up to 1,250 miles, putting Israel within striking distance.
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.