Iran Unveils Missile With Range Of 1,450km Amid Vienna Negotiations

Iran unveiled a new missile on Wednesday with a range of 1,450km with pinpoint accuracy, just days after diplomats from six world powers resumed negotiations in Vienna, seeking to review the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Mehr News Agency reported that the missile was introduced by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in presence of Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Bagheri and IRGC Commander of the Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

The new strategic long-range missile, which used solid fuel, is classified among the third generation of IRGC missiles and is unique in terms of weight and firing.

Scientists from the Iranian Air Force of the IRGC have reportedly designed and built the missile, 

The report came on the second day of the negotiations between diplomats from the UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, Iran with the indirect participation of US representatives in Vienna to find a way to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.

It is not clear if the announcement of new missiles might have any effect on the talks, but Iran repeatedly said it does not seek nuclear weapons.


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