"Long-range Qadr-H and Qadr-F precision missiles were fired today... which destroyed targets" some 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) away, official media quoted the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, as saying.

State television broadcast video of two missiles being fired from a site in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran.
    
The Islamic republic also carried out multiple ballistic missile tests on Tuesday, defying US sanctions imposed earlier this year aimed at disrupting its missile programme. The missile sanctions were imposed a day after nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were lifted.
    
US State Department spokesman John Kirby said yesterday  he could not confirm Tehran's multiple tests, but warned that Washington might take unilateral or international action in response.
    
"The more our enemies increase the sanctions the more intense the Guards' reaction" will be, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh who heads the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace wing said today.
    
"Yesterday we saw missiles fired from silos and platforms and today the launches are taking place from the heart of our Islamic land," he added.

 

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