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Iran Claims Successful Test-Firing Of Short-Range Missile

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said on state TV that his country has successfully test-fired an upgraded version of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile.

The Islamic Republic of Iran news network quoted Vahidi as saying on August 4 that the missile has a range of some 300 kilometers and can hit targets "in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman as well as land-based targets."

The defense minister called the missile a "deterrent," adding "it will only be used against those who have bad intentions toward" Iran.

Vahidi did not say when the missile was test-fired.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network