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Iran says test fired 3 new missiles

Lieutenant commander of Iranian Army's Ground Force declares test was successful but refuses to disclose type of missiles; says army will unveil new personnel carriers next week

The Iranian Army Ground Force announced on Saturday that it has tested three new ground-to-ground missiles successfully, the Fars news agency reported. It appears one of them is a medium-range ballistic missile.


"Three types of missiles developed by the Army and the Defense Industries have been successfully test-fired in the Ground Force's recent war games," Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Gen. Kioumars Heydari told FNA on Saturday.


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Heydar declined to mention the specific details of the newly tested missiles, but mentioned that the missiles "are different from the Naze'at 10 and Fajr missiles in type".


The Army Ground Force test-fired Naze'at-10 and Fajr-5 during military exercises in Central Iran in mid March.


He further said that the Ground Force will also unveil its new personnel carriers during the parades to be staged throughout the country on the National Army Day on April 18.


According to the report, the missiles, which have been designed and built by experts of the Army Ground Force, were test-fired during the first day of the Army's ground drills around Kashan (Isfahan Province) some 340 km South of the Iranian capital.


Earlier this week, Iran launched a new uranium production facility and began operations in two extraction mines, state television said.


The mines in the city of Saghand in central Iran operate 350 meters (1,150 feet) underground and are within 120 kilometers (75 miles) of the new yellowcake production facility in the city of Ardakan, in Yazd province, the television said.



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