News agency: Iran successfully tests ballistic missile

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile, Iran’s
semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday.
The report quotes Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s aerospace division, as saying the missile
destroyed a target from a distance of 250 kilometers (155 miles). It said the sea-launched ballistic
missile dubbed Hormuz 2 was tested last week.
The Hormuz 2 is capable of hitting floating targets with high accuracy within a range of 300 kilometers
(186 miles), Fars said. It provided no additional details.
Meanwhile, the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Hajizadeh as saying the Revolutionary Guard had
prepared a ballistic missile for civilian purposes but plans to launch it were canceled after a threat
by the United States.
"We have prepared a ballistic missile for carrying a satellite for civilian purposes … but some
people sent it to the warehouse after a threat by the Americans. This behavior is humiliating," he
Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who
support Iran’s ballistic missile program.
Last month, Iranian media reported the Revolutionary Guard launched several sophisticated rockets during
military exercises in the country’s central desert.