Iran has unveiled its latest domestically-built ballistic missile dubbed Khorramshahr during a military parade in Tehran on Friday, Press TV reported.
The parade was attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials.
The ballistic missile, which has a range of 2000 kilometers, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division was quoted as saying.
“As it was observed, the missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future,” he added.
The missile is reportedly able to carry a one-ton warhead. Comparing to earlier Iranian ballistic missile design in this range, Khorramshar is more compact and carries multiple warheads. It is reportedly powered by a liquid propulsion rocket and has the largest diameter to date compared to other missiles.
Iranian armed forces on Sep. 22 hold massive parades across the nation marking the first day of the annual Sacred Defense Week, marking the beginning of 1980s war with Iraq.
Addressing the event, Rouhani said no country can stop the Islamic Republic from strengthening its missile capabilities and defense programs. “We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary,” Rouhani said. “We seek no one’s permission to defend our land.”
Watch the video of the parade below: Source: Press TV