Thursday, July 10, 2008
Iran has carried out further missile tests in the Persian Gulf, a day after nine long-range rockets were fired.
Speculation continues to mount that Iran could target Israel having tested its Shahab-3 rocket which has a range of approximately 1,200 miles.
The US has said Iran should halt further tests if it wants to gain the world’s trust, amid fears the country is advancing its nuclear programme. Washington has not ruled out military options if diplomacy fails to end the row.
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Iran has responded by saying it will hit Tel Aviv, as well as US interests and shipping, if attacked.
Iranian radio said: “Deep in the Persian Gulf waters, the launch of different types of ground-to-sea, surface-to-surface, sea-to-air and the powerful launch of the Hout missile successfully took place.”
Meanwhile, Israel, which carried out a major air drill last month to prepare for any such eventuality, has said it will publicly display its Eitam advanced aircraft that can spy on Iran in response to the missile tests.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 4:24 am