Iran Fires Solid-Fuel Intermediate-Range Missile
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has launched its first solid-fuel intermediate-range missile.
Iranian officials said the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has tested a solid-fuel ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers. They said the indigenous surface-to-surface weapon was fired during a land force exercise in Iran on Nov. 12.
"This missile is a two-stage weapon with two combined solid-fuel engines and has an extraordinarily high capability," Iranian Defense Minister Mustafa Najar said. "It has a high launching speed."