The Iranian government on Thursday unveiled two new missiles, one ballistic and one cruise, in a new step in an arms race that has been criticized in recent years by countries like the United States, which also fear the Islamic Republic could use nuclear material to dispose.
A symbolic ceremony was held on Defense Industry Day to announce this progress. President Hasan Rohani attended by telematics, while Defense Minister Amir Hatami was responsible for the announcement.
One of the missiles, a ballistic and a surface-to-surface missile, can hit targets at a distance of 1,400 kilometers. He was baptized by the name Qassem Soleimani, the Revolutionary Guard officer who was killed in a US bomb attack in January.
The second projectile called “Martyr Abu Mahdi” – also killed together with Soleimani and in the same attack – is a cruise missile that could be a thousand kilometers away, the defense minister said in a collective speech. from Press TV.