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Iran displayed its ballistic missile

2009-09-22 21:10 BJT

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Republic of Iran displayed its first homemade ballistic missile in a military parade on Tuesday, local Fars news agency reported.

According to the report, the ballistic missile of Sejil with the far-reaching rage of 2,000 km. was publicized near the holy shrine of late Imam Khomeini, near Tehran, in the parades of Iran's military forces.

A missile truck is displayed during an annual military parade which marks the 29th anniversary of Iran's eight-year war with Iraq, in Tehran on Sept. 22, 2009. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Iran would confront any attack on the Islamic republic on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
A missile truck is displayed during an annual military parade which marks 
the 29th anniversary of Iran's eight-year war with Iraq, in Tehran on 
Sept. 22, 2009. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Iran 
would confront any attack on the Islamic republic on Tuesday. 
(Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)

The show at the beginning of the country's Week of Holy Defense marks Iranian sacrifices during the eight years of Iraqi war on Iran in the 1980s.

The second generation of advanced surface-to-surface Sejil missile was announced by Iran to be successfully launched in May.

Reportedly, the Sejil 2 missiles use solid fuel and perform in two stages, which is different from the country's already tested Shehab missiles that utilize liquid fuel and perform in one stage.