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Iran unveils new domestically-built military achievements on Defense Industry Day

Iran unveils a host of state-of-the-art defense achievements, including ballistic and cruise missile systems, designed and manufactured by experts at home as the Islamic Republic marks National Defense Industry Day.

The unveiling ceremony is underway in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani via video conference.

Speaking at the event broadcast live on TV, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country had inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,400 kilometers named after top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Solemani, who was martyred by the US military in January.

Iran has also developed a cruise missile, named Martyr Abu Mahdi, which has a range of over 1000 kilometers, the defense chief said.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also assassinated along with General Soleimani and a number of their comrades in a US drone raid near the Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

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