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)