Iran to unveil missile projects in Feb over Islamic rev. anniversary

Iran will inaugurate several missile and arms projects next month to coincide with the 31st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution.

Iran to unveil missile projects in Feb over Islamic rev. anniversary

Iran will inaugurate several missile and arms projects next month to coincide with the 31st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday.

Guards commander Massoud Jazayeri did not say whether Iran would test-fire new missiles and gave no other details of the planned events.

"Iran's Defence Ministry will inaugurate several missiles and arms projects during the Fajr (Dawn) 10-day period, marking the victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution," he told a news conference.

New satellite projects would at the same time be unveiled by Iran's aerospace organisation, he said.

Iran marks the revolution's anniversary from Feb. 1-11, starting on the day in 1979 when the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran from exile in France.

In mid-December, Iran said it successfully test-fired a long-range, upgraded Sejil 2 missile.

On Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would announce "good news" about Iran's nuclear fuel production in February.


Reuters

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