Iran test-fired a number of new surface-to-surface missiles that are able to reach US bases in the Middle East and Israel.
The launch came a day after Iran showed new missile silos, designed vertically so that they are ready to be launched against pre-determined targets, according to Iran's General Asghar Qelich-Khani.
In what is being called in Iran the Great Prophet 6 Military Drills, Iran launched at least 15 missiles, including 9 upgraded Zelzal missiles, and new medium- to long-range versions of the Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 and S-Type Shahabs.
Tuesday showed that Iran is now capable of firing multiple missiles from triple launchers in a short period of time.
Some of the projectiles can travel 1,200 miles and could travel to Israel and US military installations. Iran has declared both the US and Israel its enemy and says that the missiles will be used for defensive purposes but have offensive capabilities.
Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizade who is the spokesperson for the demonstrations stated Tuesday that the missiles were specifically designed to hit US and Israeli targets.
We possess the technology to build missiles with longer ranges but we do not need missiles with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers and we do not intend to produce them... Iran's missiles have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers and have been designed for US and the Zionist regime's bases in the region.
Hajizade also told international Iranian news organization Press TV that the new missiles are not aimed at Europe.
Commanders in the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, Iran's combined military force, did say that the weapons, which they claim are among the best in the world can, at the touch of a button, hit any predetermined target or position, anywhere in the Middle East or the Persian Gulf.
US bases in Afghanistan are only 700 miles away.
The war games will last a total of ten days. They started Monday, after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned from talks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he discussed many issues... that might come up after the NATO military force goes out of Afghanistan.