The Islamic Republic has launched its third-generation Solfaker-e-Basir rocket, which claims to travel 434 miles. This means that the missile range in Tehran has doubled with the introduction of the missiles announced on the state – controlled Press TV.
Washington and Tehran are close to a full – scale war following the assassination of General Casem Solimani by Donald Trump, and U.S. military bases across the Gulf are in jeopardy.
The U.S. has bases in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq.
The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has vowed to continue the “war of will” on President Trump.
Commander Major General Hussein Salami said: “The war that is going on today is about willpower.
“The Iranian nation clearly recognizes the way forward and continues on this path with conviction.”
Iran’s economy is in dire straits under Trump’s embargo.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration confirmed that it had renewed its traditional arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, which was due to expire in mid-October.
All UN sanctions on the monastic nation have been reinstated.
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Trump withdrew from the United States a year after entering the White House.
Commander Major General Salami warned that Iran was ready for war with the US.
He claimed that the country had used the embargo as an opportunity to make rapid progress in the defense sector.
The unveiling of the powerful long-range missiles comes after Iran launched several attacks on military bases in Iraq where US troops were stationed.
In January, sites including the Ain al-Azad air base in Tehran’s Anbar province were bombed in retaliation for General Solimani’s assassination.
Dozens of rockets, believed to be second-generation, rained down from the surface.
When President Trump initially claimed no casualties, the Pentagon later confirmed that more than 100 soldiers had suffered brain injuries.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center at Baghdad.
A top Iranian soldier has been killed in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi.