A senior Iranian lawmaker lauded the achievements of the recent missile wargames conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and underlined that the drills showed Iran's full information about the US bases in the region,FNA Reported
On Wednesday, the IRGC Aerospace Force wrapped up three days of massive missile drills, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 7 (The Great Prophet 7).
During a ceremony held on Wednesday in Tehran, a domestically designed and manufactured satellite navigation system, named the Nasir 1, was unveiled.
The satellite navigation system has been designed to find the precise locations of satellites moving in orbit.
In the ceremony, Director of Iran Space Agency Hamid Fazeli said that Iran is among a handful of countries in the world which are capable of developing satellite-related technologies.
Iranian Deputy Navy Commander Gholam-Reza Khadem-Bigham warned what happens in Strait of Hormuz can lead to international consequences.Reported ISNA
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is completely supervising the Strait of Hormuz," he told al-Alam News Network adding "Iranian broad maritime borders in Persian Gulf and Oman Sea necessitates our supervision on the strait. Our Navy is monitoring any move in the Strait of Hormuz."
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval Force has said that Iran is keeping a close eye on every move that the allies of the United States make in the Persian Gulf region.
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi made the remarks during a meeting with Omani Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning Brigadier Rashid bin Saif al Shidi in Tehran on Tuesday.
The developments taking place in the region are to the detriment of the United States, Fadavi stated.
The Pakistani military says it has successfully test-launched an upgraded intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The military said in a statement on Wednesday that the missile was an improved version of the Shaheen 1 with a longer range. The Shaheen 1 is believed to have a range of 750 kilometers (465 miles).
The launch comes days after Pakistan's neighbour India, announced that it had successfully test-launched a new nuclear-capable, long-range missile. The Agni-V has a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles).
India has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead, officials say.
The Agni-V was launched from a site off India's east coast and took about 20 minutes to hit its target somewhere near Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.
The missile has a range of more than 5,000km (3,100 miles), potentially bringing targets in China within range.
India said the launch was "flawless" and the missile had reached its target.
US officials say North Korea may have used Iranian rocket technology for the third stage of the missile that fell into the sea shortly after launch on Friday.
The officials spoke to NHK about their analysis of the ballistic missile that the North insisted was a satellite-carrying rocket.
The officials said North Korea may have built the missile by improving an advanced version of the Taepodong 2 rocket that the country launched in 2009 and is believed to have fallen into the Pacific Ocean.