Iran to launch new missile line

Tehran announced the launch of a new missile production line, according to state media, amid tension between the United States and Iran.

The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian defense minister Hossein Dehghan said. (Photo; illustration).

The missile is able to target fighter planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and helicopters, according to the minister.

Recently the United States applied  new economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program, and blamed to Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undermine any “positive contributions” coming from a 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

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