The missiles were fired during war games and officials say they are a response to recent threats of attack by the US and Israel. State media reported that the missiles included a new version of the Shahab-3 missile, with a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres).
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The drill came less than a day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he saw no possibility of a war with the United States or Israel. In June, Israel's military sent warplanes over the eastern Mediterranean for a large military exercise that U.S. officials described as a possible rehearsal for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
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