Nuclear missiles tested in IRAN despite tough talking from Trump administration

Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan said nuclear missile tests were successful [Getty]


NUCLEAR MISSILE tests have been successfully carried out in Iran, according to the country’s defence minister.

The Iranian Navy test-fired its Nasr sea-launched cruise missile, Hossein Dehghan said.

Firing at set targets the Navy carried out its war games in the Perisan Gulf – in an area covering 2 million sq km.

Special forces were drafted in for the exercise, along with submarines, naval aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The ‘Velayat 95’ drills were launched on Sunday allowing Iran to use the Dehlaviyeh anti-ship missile for the first time.

The homemade laser-guided missile system was used successfully, authorities in Iran said.

Mr Dehghan said exercises stretched from the Strait of Hormuz and Oman Sea to north of the Indian Ocean.

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said Iran has the right to test missiles — and has no interest in starting a war with any nation, including Israel.

Full article: Nuclear missiles tested in IRAN despite tough talking from Trump administration (Express)

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