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Endangering peace, Iran unveils new short-range missile


Iran will launch a satellite into orbit on Sunday, an Iranian minister said, as part of a fledgling programme which the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development.

State television said Iran's IRGC, which is in charge of the missile programme, had also unveiled a new short-range missile.

The announcements come at a time of high tension with the United States, which killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, prompting Iran to carry out a missile attack on a U.S. military base in Iraq.