Wednesday, July 9, 2008

T V Iran tests 9 missiles

Jul 9 - Nine long and medium-range missiles have been tested by Iran, including one which it has previously said could travel as far as Israel and U.S. bases in the region.

The tests occurred at a time of increased tension between Iran and Israel over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, which the West fears is aimed at making bombs. Iran says its nuclear programme is only for power generation.

State Press TV said the missiles tested by Iran's Revolutionary Guards included the 'Shahab 3' missile, which officials have said could reach targets 2,000 km (1,250 miles) away.

In response, a U.S. White House spokesman said Iran should "refrain from further missile tests if they truly seek to gain the trust of the world"

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