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Iran Tests New Long-Range Missile

Iran announced on October 11 that it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile.

"This is Iran's first long-range missile that can be guided and controlled until hitting the target," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted as saying.

Fars news agency published photos of the new missile, called Emad, but did not provide any details about its maximum range or other capabilities.

Anthony Cordesman, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said in January that the missile would have a range of 1,700 kilometers, 500 meters accuracy, and a 750-kilogram payload.

It is unclear when the missile was tested.

A UN Security Council resolution, adapted after the nuclear agreement was signed with Iran, calls on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and dpa