Iran long-range missile puts 'Israel, Arabia, parts of Europe' in range

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Tehran, Sep 28(ANI): Iran has claimed that it is due to test-fire a long-range missile that is capable of striking targets in Israel, most Arab countries and parts of Europe - including much of Turkey.

Iranian Air Force Commander Hossein Salami has said that a Shahab-3 long-range missile, which reportedly has a range of 1,300 to 2,000km (800 to 1,240 miles), was to be test-fired on Monday, Sky News reports.

The report of the test comes at a time of heightened tension between Iran and the West.

However, Commander Salami underlined that the missile drills have a message of friendship for friendly countries, and said: "For greedy countries that seek to intimidate us, the message is that we are capable of a prompt and crushing response to their animosity."

Earlier on Sunday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards had reportedly test-fired three types of short-range and medium-range missiles. (ANI)

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