The missile is a newer version of Fateh-110 and has a quicker launch capability, a longer lifespan and can strike targets with pinpoint accuracy within a 500-kilometer (310-mile) range, the report said.
According to that deal, Teheran needs to receive approval of the United Nations Security Council for any transfer to Iran of ballistic missile technology in the next eight years.
The agreement lifts global sanctions on Iran in exchange for putting curbs on its nuclear programme to ensure the Islamic republic’s activities are purely civilian in nature.
A senior IRGC commander said on Friday Iran would hold a large ballistic missile manoeuvre in the near future.
Iran, however, said it would only discuss its nuclear program as its missiles are exclusively employed as a deterrent against any potential foreign aggression.
“We will abolish Fateh 110 missiles (short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant, high-precision ballistic, with advanced navigation and control systems) as well as the mid-range Qiyam (high-precision ballistic) and Qadr (first generation of air-launched precision-guided) missiles to replace them with new missiles”, Hajizadeh said.
The United States has promised to veto any such requests. An arms embargo on conventional weapons also stays, preventing their import and export for five years.
But Iran said it will not adhere to any parts of the nuclear deal that restricts its military capabilities, a stance reaffirmed by President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday. “And we will sell weapons to anywhere we deem necessary”, he said in comments broadcast live on state television Saturday.
“A weak country incapable of confronting and defending against the military power of its neighbours and enemies can not claim to seek peace, as it should only be prepared to be occupied at any moment”, the president said in a televised speech at the event.
Re-opening the embassy could unsettle British allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel which have poor relations with Iran.