Iran has successfully test fired a new missile, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami Commander-in-Chief of the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) revealed on August 24.
“Our country is always the arena for testing a variety of defense and strategic systems and these are non-stop movements towards the growth of our deterrent power, and yesterday was one of the successful days for this nation,” Tasnim News Agency quoted Maj. Gen. Salami as saying.
The IRGC commander didn’t reveal any information about the new missile’s type or specifications. In most cases, Iran reveal such details.
The U.S. Department of Defense, which usually report any new Iranian missile test, has not commented on the matter, so far.
Three months ago, Iran successfully test fired Qiam-1 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) from a secret underground facility.
The Iranian missile test comes amid high-tension with the U.S., which stepped up its military, economic and political pressure on the Islamic country over the last few months.