Iran tests ballistic missile capable of hitting Israel

The Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement on the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 km, as reported by Iran’s state-run media sources.

According to the Iranian government, the test was successful. It took place a few hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, a branch of Iran's Armed Forces) demonstrated this missile at a military parade in the capital, Tehran.

According to the Iranian media, the actions of the Iranian authorities in the sphere of the missile program development were a response to the strengthening of sanctions by the U.S.

In August, US President Donald Trump signed a sanctions law which imposes sanctions against a number of the USA’s enemy states, including Russia and Iran. "We will strengthen our defense and military viability, regardless of whether you want it or not," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week in New York.

It is reported that the new missile with a declared range of 2000 km covers the entire Middle East, including Israel.

Meanwhile there is no reliable information whether a nuclear warhead can be installed on missiles of this type.

  Iran, Israel, missiles