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Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

An explosion is seen after a new Iranian locally made cruise missile was fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. 

WANA via REUTERS

An explosion is seen after a new Iranian locally made cruise missile was fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An explosion is seen after a new Iranian locally made cruise missile was fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS
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An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS
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Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean.  

WANA via REUTERS

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean. WANA via REUTERS

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean. WANA via REUTERS
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An explosion is seen after a new Iranian cruise missile was fired during war games. WANA via REUTERS

An explosion is seen after a new Iranian cruise missile was fired during war games. WANA via REUTERS

An explosion is seen after a new Iranian cruise missile was fired during war games. WANA via REUTERS
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The test-firing comes as the United States is seeking an extension of a U.N.-imposed arms embargo against Iran, which is due to expire in October under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Washington withdrew from that pact.    

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The test-firing comes as the United States is seeking an extension of a U.N.-imposed arms embargo against Iran, which is due to expire in October under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Washington withdrew from that pact. WANA via...more

The test-firing comes as the United States is seeking an extension of a U.N.-imposed arms embargo against Iran, which is due to expire in October under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Washington withdrew from that pact. WANA via REUTERS
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"During the exercises, short-range and long-range coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were successfully fired from the coast and from decks of ships, hitting their targets with great precision," the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.   



WANA via REUTERS

"During the exercises, short-range and long-range coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were successfully fired from the coast and from decks of ships, hitting their targets with great precision," the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. ...more

"During the exercises, short-range and long-range coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were successfully fired from the coast and from decks of ships, hitting their targets with great precision," the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. WANA via REUTERS
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The new generation cruise missiles, with a range of 280 km (175 miles) were tested during exercises by the Iranian navy in the Gulf of Oman, which lies next to the Strait of Hormuz waterway at the mouth of the Gulf, and the northern Indian Ocean, Tasnim said.     

WANA via REUTERS

The new generation cruise missiles, with a range of 280 km (175 miles) were tested during exercises by the Iranian navy in the Gulf of Oman, which lies next to the Strait of Hormuz waterway at the mouth of the Gulf, and the northern Indian Ocean,...more

The new generation cruise missiles, with a range of 280 km (175 miles) were tested during exercises by the Iranian navy in the Gulf of Oman, which lies next to the Strait of Hormuz waterway at the mouth of the Gulf, and the northern Indian Ocean, Tasnim said. WANA via REUTERS
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An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS
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Western military analysts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities but concerns about its long-range ballistic missiles programme contributed to the U.S. decision to leave Iran's 2015 deal to rein in its nuclear ambitions in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions.    WANA via REUTERS

Western military analysts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities but concerns about its long-range ballistic missiles programme contributed to the U.S. decision to leave Iran's 2015 deal to rein in its nuclear ambitions in exchange for...more

Western military analysts say Iran often exaggerates its weapons capabilities but concerns about its long-range ballistic missiles programme contributed to the U.S. decision to leave Iran's 2015 deal to rein in its nuclear ambitions in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions. WANA via REUTERS
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An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf,  June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS

An Iranian cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, June 17. WANA via REUTERS
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