hi all just spotted this on twitter dont know if its credible.
il do a bit more digging.
Iran has test fired a missile with a range of 203 miles, according to a state news agency.
Defence minister Ahmad Vahidi is quoted as saying the test of the fourth-generation Fateh 110 missile was "successful".
from reuters dubai
Iran test fires short-range missile with new guidance system
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully test fired a new short-range missile equipped with a guidance system it plans to install on all future
missiles it builds, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday. ...
"With the fourth-generation of the Fateh 110, the armed forces of our country are able to target and destroy land and sea targets, enemy headquarters
... missile seats, ammunition sites, radars and other points," Vahidi said in quotes carried by Islamic Republic News Agency.
The Fateh 110 has a range of around 300 km (180 miles), IRNA reported, meaning it would only be able to strike Iran's immediate neighbors.
The announcement follows mounting tension over Iran's nuclear facilities, which the Islamic Republic says are geared solely towards electricity
production, but which Western countries believe are aimed at developing an atomic bomb.
"Using new guidance methods, target-striking systems were installed on the missiles and during the flight test... its ability to hit the target
without deviation was proven," Vahidi said according to IRNA.
"In future programs all future missiles built by the Defense Ministry will be equipped with this capability," he added.
Iranian officials have threatened in the past to close the Strait of Hormuz, the neck of the Gulf through which 40 percent of the world's sea-borne
oil exports pass, in retaliation for sanctions levied against its crude exports, or military action.
Such a move would risk a military response from the United States, which has built up its military presence in the Gulf.
Vahidi also said the missile was intended as a defensive weapon. "These capabilities are defensive and would only be used against aggressors and those
who threaten the country's interests and territorial integrity," he said.
(Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Jon Hemming)
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