Iran displays missiles on anniversary of Iraq war
Iran is marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iraq-Iran war with a military parade.
Tehran: Iran is marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iraq-Iran war with a military parade and a display of the country`s steadily growing arsenal of short and medium range ballistic missiles.
Like last year, Thursday`s show included the solid-fuel Sajjil.
The missile, with more than 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) in range, could pose a threat to Israel and US-allied Arab nations, including some that are home to American military bases.
The show comes weeks after neighbouring Turkey agreed to host an early warning radar as part of NATO`s missile defence system aimed at countering Iranian missile threats. Washington hopes to have the radar deployed in Turkey by the end of the year.
Iran has warned such a move would escalate regional tensions.