Iran Launches Missiles As Ships Head To US Coast
More recent actions by Iran are gaining the attention of US officials. The Iranians are now boasting about two recent missile tests of a weapon that has the capability to destroy any kind of military equipment owned by their enemies. The news comes out of Iran just days after a naval commander informed the world that Iranian ships would be nearing US borders on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Iran is lauding the successful test-firing of new missiles, including one designed to destroy “all types of enemy military equipment,” state media said.
U.S. officials say they’re paying close attention.
The Iranian Defense Ministry said the new missiles include a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile as well as a new long-range ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said the long-range ballistic missile can evade enemies’ anti-missile defense systems and has “the capability of destroying massive targets and destroying multiple targets.”
Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby said the agency has seen the reports.