German Reports on Iran's Missile Test Expansion in 2018

German Reports on Iran's Missile Test Expansion in 2018

Monday, 10 December, 2018 - 10:45
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Berlin - Asharq Al-Awsat
Media reports in Germany have revealed that Iran has significantly expanded missile tests in 2018.

Iran has missiles that are capable of reaching some European countries, according to Western intelligence documents, which were seen by Germany's Welt Am Sonntag newspaper.

The expanded testing may be a violation of the UN resolution endorsing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran nuclear agreement, which called on Iran "not to engage in ballistic missile-related activities designed to use nuclear weapons," the newspaper reported.

In 2018, Tehran test-fired at least seven medium-range missiles and at least five short-range missiles and cruise missiles, the newspaper said, citing documents obtained from unspecified Western intelligence services and verified “with various sources.”

Iran's missile program has raised international concern, particularly medium-range missiles with a range of up to 2,000 km, which are considered a threat to regional powers.

These medium-range missiles can practically reach every part of Israel.

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