Iran unveils new missiles with 900-mile range

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran on Wednesday unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile dubbed Khaibar Shekan, the Tasnim news agency reported.

The new missile can hit targets within a range of 900 miles (1,450 kilometers), according to Tasnim.

“This long-range missile is domestically manufactured by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) … It has high accuracy and is propelled by solid fuel and is capable of penetrating missile shields,” the Iranian state media reported.

The missile’s name refers to a Jewish castle overrun by Muslim warriors.

The new missile is unveiled as negotiations continue in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities and attempts to revive a deal with world leaders to deter them.

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