Islamic Iran’s military might worries UK

Britain has expressed concerns over Iran’s military might after Iran successfully tested an upgraded version of its short-range ballistic missile.

On Saturday 4 August, Iran successfully test-fired the fourth generation of the domestically-made Fateh 110 precision missile.

The latest surface-to-surface 300-kilometer (190-mile) range missile was built by Iranian experts as part of a plan to bolster the country’s military might.

“The 4th generation of the Fateh 110 precision missile with a range of more than 300 kilometers (190 miles) was successfully test-fired by the Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO)”, said Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.

Nevertheless, Britain’s Foreign Office raised concerns over Iran’s military might saying “we remain concerned that Iran continues to develop missile technology with the clear intention of extending the range and sophistication of its missiles.”

Moreover, Britain’s Foreign Office claimed that the missile tests carried out by Iran indicated that Iran’s nuclear program was military oriented.

The claim is made as Iran, which has cooperated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) more than any other country throughout the history of the agency, has repeatedly stressed that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said some of the nuclear-armed states including Britain have violated the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear weapons (NPT) by modernizing their nuclear arsenals and should be held accountable to their people and the international community.

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