Video footage shown by Iran’s state media shows an improved version of the Khorramshahr 4 ballistic missile, which has a range of 2,000 kilometers. Its warhead capacity is 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb).
Iran, an Islamic nation in South-West Asia, successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a 2,000 km range on Thursday. The official Iranian media has acknowledged this. From Saudi Arabia to Israel and the Middle East, this missile may strike American sites. Israel and America have a long-standing rivalry with Iran.
Israel’s military leader proposed “action” against Tehran in retaliation for its nuclear program two days before Iran launched a missile.Iran is the Middle East nation with the greatest number of missiles. Iran asserts that its weapons might possibly reach the US and Israeli areas nearby.
Despite objections from the United States and other European nations, Tehran has stated that it will maintain and improve its “defensive” missile program. Iranian Defense Minister Mohammadreza Ashtiani said, “Our message to Iran’s foes is that we will defend the nation and its achievements. We want to let our friends know that we are in favor of maintaining regional stability.
The missile is known as Khyber, according to the state news agency. It alludes to the early Islamic period’s Muslim fighters taking control of a Jewish stronghold. Iran is viewed as an existential danger by Israel, which does not recognize the Islamic republic. Iran claims that its ballistic missiles serve as a significant deterrent against the United States, Israel, and other possible rivals in the area.
A top Israeli general on Tuesday raised the potential of “action” against Iran as talks by six international powers to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six major nations have stalled since last September due to growing Western fears. Under the terms of the 2018 nuclear agreement, the US has put sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program. While Iran denies possessing nuclear weapons, the US claims that Iran is pushing its nuclear bomb development.