Iran has unveiled a new missile with a reported range of 1,450 kilometers that would bring within reach both U.S. bases in the region as well archrival Israel.
State TV and the Tasnim news agency reported on February 9 that the solid-fuel missile is called the “Khaibar-buster,” a reference to a Jewish castle overrun by Muslim armies in the early days of Islam. Israel’s closest point to Iran is about 1,000 kilometers away.
According to the report, which could not be independently confirmed, the missile has high accuracy, is manufactured completely domestically, and can penetrate missile-shield systems.
The announcement came a day after the resumption of indirect talks in Vienna on salvaging a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Iran last month tested an engine for a solid-fuel rocket designed to launch satellites.
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