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Iran tests three missiles as its naval drills come to an end

Monday, January 2, 2012

An Iranian navy warship test fires a new long range missile (Mehrab) during the Iranian navy military exercise on the Sea of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran, 01 January 2012. Photo: EPA    

Iran has test-fired its three missiles during the last day of the Velayat-90 naval drill in the Gulf.

Three missiles called ‘Qader’, ‘Nour’ and ‘Nasr’ successfully destroyed the targets, the deputy navy Commander Mahmoud Mousavi said. ‘Nour’ and ‘Qader’ have a range of 200 km, while ‘Nasr’ is described as a small-range missile.

Tehran claims that ‘Nour’ and ‘Qader’ can reach Israel and US bases in the Middle East.

The 10-day ‘Velayat-90’ naval drills have affected a huge territory from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden, stirring up tensions in the region.

(TASS),VOR.

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Laaska News.