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Iran Taunts Israel by Test-Firing Missiles Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 09:38 PM

Recognizing that Western countries have abandoned the security of Israel, the government of Iran is launching long-range missile tests to determine if its nuclear warheads can strike Jerusalem.

Reuters reports that, "Iran's military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles, the defence minister said on Monday according to state television, ahead of talks with world powers to try to reach an agreement on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme."

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan of Iran is quoted as saying that, "The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile dubbed Bina (Insightful) have been successfully test-fired."

According to Reuters, "Iran already has long-range surface-to-surface Shahab missiles with a range of about 2,000 km (1,250 miles) that are capable of reaching Israel and U.S. military bases in the Middle East. However, analysts have challenged some of Iran's military assertions, saying it often exaggerates its capabilities."

Brig. Gen. Dehqan added, "the Bina missile is capable of striking important targets such as bridges, tanks and enemy command centers with great precision."

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