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Iran tests ballistic missile with 1250-mile range, capable of hitting Israel 

The missile's declared range makes it capable of reaching Israel, which warned Tehran this week with military action over its ramped-up nuclear enrichment and regional activities. 

TEHRAN — Iran said on Thursday that it had "successfully test-fired" a precision-guided ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers, (1,250 miles), capable of carrying multiple warheads as far as Israel and evading "enemy" radars. 

The Kheibar missile is an upgraded version of its ancestor, the Khorramshahr, which was unveiled in 2017, according to the state-linked Tasnim news agency. "It is one of the most advanced missiles ever designed by experts at the Aerospace Department of the Defense Ministry," Tasnim stated.   

Detailing other features of the 13-meter-long missile, Iranian media also said it adjusts its trajectory outside the atmosphere and has a launch time of less than 12 minutes. 


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