Iran's new missile has 200 kilometer (125 mile) range
TEHRAN (AFP) Sep 11, 2002
Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said Wednesday a newly tested surface-surface missile has a 200 kilometermile) range, the official news agency IRNA reported.

"It has high technical capability to the extent that it does not need updating for at least seven years", Shamkhani said.

Iran announced Friday it had successfully tested the missile, but did not give any details on its range or size.

The head of the Aerospace Industrial Organization, Ahmad Hamidi, said at the time the weapon was very precise and that production on a large scale would soon begin.

Israel closely monitors the long-range missile programmes of its arch-enemy Iran, and has expressed concern in particular about the Shahab-3 missile that has a range of 1,300 kilometers, bringing the Jewish state within its reach.