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Iran claims to have tested new missiles

Published on Feb 11, 2014 12:41 AM

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran said on Monday it has "successfully tested" two missiles on the eve of the 35th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Iran's ballistic missile programme has long been a source of concern for Western nations because it is capable of striking its arch-foe Israel.

"The new generation of ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead, and a Bina laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile, have been successfully tested," Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan said.

He said the new ballistic missile could "evade anti-missile systems" and was capable of "great destruction".

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