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Iran unveils new ballistic missile with range of 2000 km

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Iran unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile during military parade in the capital Tehran on Friday as the country marked the beginning of a week-long Defense Week.

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The missile, named Khorramshahr, was put on display during the military parade with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance, according to Press TV.

The ballistic missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division, told reporters.

"The missile has become smaller in size (compared to other Iranian ballistic missiles) and more tactical, and it will be operational in the near future," Hajizadeh said without further elaboration.

On Friday, the Iranian armed forces remembered the 1980-1988 war between Iraq and Iran by holding a parade in which Iran's most advanced military power and abilities are showcased.

Iran's army, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) and the volunteer militia Basij forces participated in the parade.

Iran also displayed myriad of other home-made advanced missiles, including ballistic missiles, which are reported to have a range of 1,300 km-2,000 km.

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