A truck carrying the medium range Shahab-3 missle drives past the viewing stand at a military parade south of Tehran..
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Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that the country had unveiled a new ballistic missile with range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), capable of carrying several warheads.
Commander of Iran's air force, General Amir Ali Hag'izadh, said, "The missile Hormshr is a great achievement of the Iranian Ministry of Defense. The missile has a range of 2000 km (1242 miles) and can carry a warhead to a range of 1800 km (1118 miles) . It is capable of carrying more than one warhead. "
According to him, the missile will be delivered to the air defense system of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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.