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Iran test fires new generation of surface-to-surface missiles

Tehran, Nov 12, IRNA - New generation of surface-to-surface missiles called 'Sejil' was test fired in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, it was reported on Wednesday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the minister said that Sejil was designed and manufactured by the Iranian aerospace experts of the armed forces.

"The two-stage missile uses combined solid fuel and has a high launching speed, he said.

He added that Sejil was manufactured in line with "Iran's detente policy" and only for defensive purposes in order to strengthen peace and stability in the region.

Najjar added that Sejil also shows Iran's capability to defend its territory.

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