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Iran unveils missile named after slain general Soleimani as US threat looms

The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a 1,400-km range

Missile, North Korea

Iran already has missiles capable of flying around 2,000 kilometers and reaching Israel, its leading regional foe

Iran unveiled new missiles, including one named after a slain top general, hours before the US heads for a major confrontation at the United Nations triggered by its attempts to extend an international ban on selling arms to the Islamic Republic.
In a ceremony Thursday broadcast live on state TV, Defense Minister Amir Hatami announced a ballistic missile with a range of
1,400 kilometers (870 miles) named after General Qassem Soleimani, and dedicated a cruise missile with a shorter range to Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Both men were killed in a US drone strike near
Baghdad in January. A

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 11:35 PM IST

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