After test failure, US warns Iran over defensive missiles

A modified “target vehicle” in a missile test over the Marshall Islands
in the Pacific

Amid failure of the US long-range ballistic missile test over the
Pacific Ocean, the Pentagon warns Iran continue to pursue long-range
ballistic missiles.

The Pentagon released a report that described the intermediate and
shorter-range missiles of Iran and North Korea as ” threats” to US
forces, allies and partners.

On Sunday, the US military fired a ballistic missile at a US Army
site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Island and minutes later
launched a ground-based interceptor missile from Vandenberg Air Force
Base in California in an attempt to shoot down the ballistic missile.

However, the sea-based X-band radar “did not perform as expected” in
the test, the MDA said in a statement.

The US Air Force says both missiles performed well during the launch
and the flight phases but the system’s sea-based radar fell short of

Iran has repeatedly announced that its missiles are defensive and
aimed at increasing the country’s deterrence capability with regard to
mounting war threats mainly by the US and Israel over its nuclear

The test comes as the US has reportedly begun beefing up its
military presence and war paraphernalia thousands of miles away from the
American soil near the … >>>

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