Iran tests five new missiles
Iran tested five new missiles Sunday, the final day of military manoeuvres in the Gulf, the Khabar news network reported.
According to the report, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps successfully tested five new missiles, including land-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles produced domestically, dpa reported.
Short-range Nasr cruise missiles were also reportedly included in the tests.
The military said the exercises that began Thursday were aimed at maintaining security in the Persian Gulf, especially the Strait of Hormuz, the main route for regional oil transfers.
The armed forces have stepped up their manoeuvres in the wake of renewed speculation about possible Israeli airstrikes against the country's nuclear sites.
Tehran says its army is not trained to attack another country, but the West fears Iran could launch a missile strike against Israel, especially with its Shahab-missiles which reportedly have a range of 2,000 kilometres, capable of reaching any part of the Jewish state.