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Iran tests short-range missiles amid nuclear tension

Iran tested a missile-launching system and two types of missiles Sunday, the state-run Press TV said. The missile tests come amid tension over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.

The missiles, fired at targets around the country Sunday, included the Fateh-110, a short-range ground-to-ground missile, and Tondar-69, a short-range naval missile, the station said. Iran plans to test the long-range Shahab missile on Monday.

The tests, which are expected to go on for the next 10 to 11 days, are codenamed “Payghambar-e Azam 4” or “The Great Messenger 4,” Press TV said.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had said it would stage missile exercises to promote the armed forces’ defense capabilities.

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Originally posted on CNN

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