MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iranian elite ground forces on Monday successfully launched precision-guided rockets, the troops’ commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Pakpour said amid ongoing military drills, aimed at demonstrating Iran’s military capability.
"Today, various classes of smart rockets with pinpoint accuracy were successfully test-fired, which showed the power of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Pakpour, the head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force said, as quoted by the local Tasnim news agency.
On January 29, Tehran conducted a ballistic missile test, which the United States claimed to be a violation of UN resolutions and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Shortly thereafter, the United States called on Iran to refrain from nuclear-capable missile activity. Iran has refuted the allegations that any resolution was violated.