Iran announces missile with range to hit Israel

AP/NY Times:

Iran said Tuesday it has manufactured a new missile with a range of 1,200 miles capable of reaching Israel and U.S. bases in the Mideast, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Iran's Defense Minister Gen. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the Ashoura missile was produced by factories affiliated with the ministry, according to IRNA. He did not say whether Iran has test fired the missile or has plans to do so.

Many of Iran's weapons development claims have not been independently verified.

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If Iran tested this missile the US would know about it. The report indicated that Iran is working on a missile with a range of yp to 1,900 miles which would put much of Europe within reach. Such a missile would make missile defense for Europe all the more important. It would also counter the Russian assertion that Iran was not a threat to Europe.

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