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Iran 'successfully' test-fires 300 km-range missile

Updated: 2012-08-04 19:16
( Xinhua)

TEHRAN - Iranian defense minister announced Saturday that Iran has "successfully" test-fired a 300 km-range missile, the state IRIB TV website reported.

The missile is the fourth generation of Fateh 110 missiles which is capable of hitting the targets in the sea and on the land, Brigardier General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying.

High-accuracy and the capability of hitting the spots is some of the advantages of this missile, Vahidi said, adding that the missile is also able to target the radar systems, commandment bases and arsenal depots.

Promoting the missile capability of the Islamic republic is in the agenda of Iran's defense ministry, he was quoted as saying.

The construction of the missile aims at enhancing the deterrent power of the country and will be used against those who have intention to attack the country, said the Iranian minister without referring to the time and place of testing the missile.

Iran has achieved "good success" in the construction of long- range missiles as well, he maintained.

In July, the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) staged a three-day missile drill.

The IRGC's aerospace division commander, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that, in the drill dubbed "Great Prophet 7," more than 100 hypothesized spots in the central desert region of the country were targeted by various kinds of missiles.

Hajizadeh said that Iran's missiles could hit the US military bases in the regional countries.

He said that all the US bases in the region were within the reach of Iran's missiles and Iranian missiles could also easily reach Israel.

Iranian commanders have warned that Iran would give firm response to any military attack against the country.