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Iran tests new missiles in war games.


Iran tests short-range missiles amid nuclear tension.


(CNN)Iran tested a missile-launching system and two types of missiles Sunday, the state-run Press TV said. The missile tests come amid tension over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.
The missiles, fired at targets around the country Sunday, included the Fateh-110, a short-range ground-to-ground missile, and Tondar-69, a short-range naval missile, the station said. Iran plans to test the long-range Shahab missile on Monday.
The tests, which are expected to go on for the next 10 to 11 days, are codenamed «Payghambar-e Azam 4» or «The Great Messenger 4,» Press TV said.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had said it would stage missile exercises to promote the armed forces’ defense capabilities.
The tests come after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disclosure Friday that Iran was building a second uranium enrichment facility.
The United States and Israel believe that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear energy program. Iran has denied the allegation.
In May, Iran said it tested a surface-to-surface missile that is capable of reaching parts of Europe.