Iran launches ‘smart & advanced’ rockets during military exercises

RT – February 20, 2017

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises, according to Tasnim news agency. It comes just weeks after the US put Iran “on notice” after it test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile.

The “smart and advanced” rockets were launched during three-day military drills which began on Monday in Iran’s central desert, AP cited the semi-official Iranian news agency as saying.

Tasnim did not elaborate on the model of the rockets, but said they successfully hit their targets.

The news follows less than three weeks after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Iran had been formally put “on notice” for test-firing a ballistic missile.

The ‘notice’ came after Iran warned Washington against “creating new tensions” over the missile launch, stating that its missiles are not in violation of United Nations resolutions because they are for defensive purposes, and are not designed to carry nuclear warheads.