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Iran displays advanced missile at military parade

Iran has displayed an advanced missile capable of reaching Israel at a military parade on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 16:44 PM IST

Tehran: Iran has displayed an advanced
missile capable of reaching Israel at a military parade on the
30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

The solid-fuel Sajjil has the longest range of any
missile in Iran`s arsenal, more than 1,250 miles (2,000
kilometres).

Iran has dramatically accelerated its missile
programme in recent years, raising international concern that
it could pose a threat to Israel and US-allied Arab nations,
including some that are home to American military bases.

Iran test fired an upgraded version of the Sajjil in
December in part to demonstrate it could deter any military
strike on its nuclear facilities.

Today`s display included a domestic unmanned bomber
aircraft that Iran`s President has nicknamed the "ambassador
of death."

PTI