Iran launches Qadr ballistic missiles on March 9 (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on the last day of the ongoing missile drills codenamed Eqtedar-e-Velayat 1.
On March 9, the IRGC hit pre-designated targets by Qadr H and Qadr F ballistic missiles in a range of 1,400 km in the country's southern coasts of Mokran, state-run IRINN TV reported.
According to the report the missiles are capable of striking targets within the 2,000 km range.
The IRGC launched the massive missile drill in several bases across the country on March 8. Iranian media have not provided further details on the locations from where the missile launches took place.
Some western experts suggested that the missile drill has breached the terms of a July nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers, however the White House said Iran's recent ballistic missile tests did not violate the nuclear agreement with Tehran.
Tehran held a similar drill last May and tested a series of its newest domestically-made missiles.
According to Iran's media reports, the country has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.