Iran's military has received a new ballistic missile system on Sunday, which demonstrates the country's self-sufficiency in producing weapons.
The new surface-to-surface missiles, Qiyam (Resurrection) 1, were successfully tested and delivered to the armed forces today, Iran's Arabic-language state television channel Al Alam said.
It did not disclose the range of the missile, which was delivered to the aerospace wing of the elite Revolutionary Guards, but said it was designed to be less easily detected than older models.
The mass production of the Qiyam missile,” said Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, “shows the Islamic Republic of Iran's self-sufficiency in producing various types of missiles.”
Israel sees a nuclear-armed Iran as a major threat, and both Israel and the United States have not ruled out military action to prevent such a scenario.
Obama said in his speech on Friday that the United States and Israel share deep concerns about Iran and it poses a threat not only to Israel but also to other regions in the world.
He also added that the US will continue pressurizing Iran by using diplomatic means and sanctions, reiterating the stand that it is unacceptable for Iran to possess nuclear weapons.
Iran has said it would respond any attack by targeting U.S. interests and Israel, said a Reuters report.