Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported today that the country had unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres, capable of carrying several warheads.
The report, which gave few other details, quoted the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, speaking on the sidelines of a military parade in Tehran.
Iran has repeatedly stressed that it needs defensive weapons to protect the nation, however the US and Israel believe its arsenal are a threat to the Middle East’s security.
In April, American President Donald Trump ordered a review of whether a suspension of sanctions on Iran related to the nuclear deal, negotiated under President Barack Obama, was in the US national security interest. He has called it “the worst deal ever negotiated.”