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    Iran Successfully Tests Cruise Missile Able to Carry Nuclear Warheads – Reports

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    Iran has carried out its first successful test of a cruise missile of Sumar type, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, Die Welt newspaper media reported on Thursday citing a source in German intelligence services.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The missile, launched on January 29, covered some 600 kilometers (370 miles), according to Die Welt, citing its source.

    The newspaper reported the Sumar-type missiles could carry nuclear warheads and cover the distance from 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers.

    Sumar is a type of long-range surface-to-surface cruise missiles unveiled in 2015, with the design based on the Soviet Kh-55 missiles.

    On Wednesday, the Iranian Defense Minister confirmed that Iran carried out a new missile test. He also said that the missile test did not violate the nuclear agreement between Tehran and P5+1 group of world powers or the UN Security Council resolution.

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