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Iranian official: Tehran has ballistic missiles to target navigation

Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. (Supplied)

Hossein Salami, the deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, said on Monday night that Iran possesses unique ballistic missiles that target navigation and international shipping, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

Colonel Turki al-Malki, the Arab Coalition’s spokesperson, said earlier on Monday that Iran has supplied Houthi militias with weapons to target the international shipping route in Bab al-Mandeb strait.

“I boldly assert that we have ballistic missiles with high technical capabilities that neither the Russians nor the Americans possess. These missiles’ speed is eight times more than the speed of sound, and they exit the atmosphere and return to earth to completely strike their target,” Salami said during a meeting to coordinate the 40th anniversary of the revolution.
 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 6 February 2018 KSA 11:02 - GMT 08:02
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