Iran displayed 30 missiles with a nominal range of 1,250 miles at its annual parade on Sunday, Defense News reports.
Each of these missiles has the capability of hitting Israel. The missiles would also be capable of reaching U.S. bases in the Gulf.
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said the weapons were only for defensive purposes.
Both are two-stage missiles that use solid fuel that allows them to be moved around and launched rapidly. [...]
The elite Revolutionary Guards is in charge of protecting the strategic Strait of Hormuz, at the entrance to the Gulf, a key gateway for the world’s oil supplies.
Over the past year, the United States has gradually strengthened its naval forces in the Gulf region, particularly after Iran at one point threatened to block the strait.