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Iran Tests Missile Capable of Hitting Israel

Iran’s defense ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out a field test of the latest version of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile which defense experts say can reach Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf. Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said last week Iran was working on improvements to the range and accuracy of the Shahab-3 in response to Israel’s moves to boost its anti-missile capability. A defense ministry spokesman confirmed a state television report that the test was carried out “to assess the latest developments implemented on this missile.” He declined to give any further details. Iran says its missile program is purely for deterrent purposes. Tehran also denies U.S. and Israeli accusations that it is seeking to develop nuclear warheads which could be delivered by the Shahab-3. Full Story

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