Iran has sped up missile program after U.S. threats: commander

September 26, 2017

TEHRAN – Iran has expedited efforts to increase its missile power after threats by the United States, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace announced on Monday.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh also said the 13-meter-long ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, can carry a warhead weighing 1,800 kilograms, Tasnim reported.

He added the missile can be used for hitting multiple targets.

The homegrown missile was put on display in military parades in Tehran on Friday and successfully tested the same day.

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