Iran parades 30 missiles with range of 2,000km
TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran paraded 30 missiles with a nominal range of 2,000km on Sunday, the first time it had displayed so many with the theoretical capacity to hit Israeli targets.
Iran displayed 12 Sejil and 18 Ghadr missiles at the annual parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.
The stated range of both missiles would put not only Israel but also US bases in the Gulf within reach.
But in his speech at the parade, President Hassan Rouhani insisted the weaponry on show was for defensive purposes only.