Iran Successfully Tests New Short-Range Missile

Iran Successfully Tests New Short-Range Missile        Tehran, Aug. 25. -Iranian Minister of Defense Ahmed Wahidi announced Wednesday that a new generation of a short-range surface-to-surface missiles had been successfully test-fired.

Wahidi gave no details on where and when the new solid-fuel Fateh missile was tested.

State television broadcast footage of the missile being fired and then hitting a target on the ground, although that kind of test in Iran is carried out without the presence of observers.

The Fateh, which means "conqueror" in both Farsi and Arabic, can strike targets up to 200 km (about 120 miles) away.

In the last few weeks, the Iranian Ministry of Defense announced various military plans, including new submarines, airplanes, and surface-to-surface missiles.

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadineyad recently presented the first domestically-made drone, the Karar, which has a firing capacity and an operational range of 1,000 km. (Prensa Latina)