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Iran unveils locally made ballistic and cruise missiles amid US tensions

Amir Hatami
Iran inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,400 km and a new cruise missile, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in a televised speech on Thursday, ignoring US demands that Tehran halt its missile program.
“The surface-to-surface missile, called martyr Qassem Soleimani, has a range of 1,400 km and the cruise missile, called martyr Abu Mahdi, has a range of over 1000 kilometers,” Hatami said.
Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis were killed in January in a US strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport.
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