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Iran Test-Fires Long-Range Missile

In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader's Office, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei m
In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader's Office, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei makes a speech to military members in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Khamenei urged officials Saturday not to pin hopes for economic recovery on the sanctions relief from a landmark deal reached with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program. Khamenei also called on critics of the interim nuclear deal achieved on Nov. 24 in Geneva to be fair and give time to President Hassan Rouhani to pursue his policy of engagement with the outside world. (AP Photo/Iranian Supreme Leader's Office)

ANKARA, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Iran's military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles, one of them a long-range ballistic missile, the defence minister said on Monday, according to state television.

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the ballistic missile had radar-evading capabilities.

"The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile dubbed Bina (Insightful) have been successfully test-fired," state television quoted him as saying.

"The Bina missile is capable of striking important targets such as bridges, tanks and enemy command centres with great precision."

Iran already has long-range surface-to-surface Shahab missiles with a range about 2,000 km (1,250 miles) that are capable of reaching Israel and U.S. military bases in the Middle East.

President Hassan Rouhani issued a congratulatory message saying: "Iran's children successfully test-fired a new generation of missiles," the television reported. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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