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Iran Defies U.S. Criticism, Test-Fires Two More Medium-Range Missiles

Iran has test-fired two more medium-range ballistic missiles, defying U.S. criticism of similar tests a day earlier.

Iranian media said on March 9 the Qadr-H missiles were fired from northern Iran and hit targets in the southeast of the country, about 1,400 kilometers away.

The Fars news agency said the missiles had the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written on them.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told the ISNA agency the missiles were designed with a range of 2,000 kilometers to attack Israel from a safe distance.

U.S. officials said they were aware of the additional missile tests and will consider an appropriate response, both at the United Nations and unilaterally.

Washington says such tests may violate a UN Security Council resolution.

In January, Washington imposed sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Iran's missile program over a medium-range missile test carried out in October 2015.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and ISNA