Iran conducted multiple ballistic missile tests Tuesday in an exercise to demonstrate “deterrent power,” a move that comes in defiance of US sanctions imposed over its missile programme in January.

The announcement by the official IRNA news agency said the tests showed the country’s “all-out readiness to confront threats” against its territorial integrity.

State television a short time after showed still images of the armaments used in what it described as a military drill in which “ballistic missiles were fired from silos” in different parts of the country.

The latest tests, called “The Power of Velayat”, a reference to the religious doctrine of the Islamic republic’s leadership, were undertaken by the Revolutionary Guards and Aerospace Forces, IRNA reported. Read More

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