Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

Iran has test fired its home-built surface-to-surface Fateh 110 missile, state television reported on Wednesday, less than a week after a similar test was carried out on another missile.

State television showed a sand coloured missile being launched from a vehicle and blasting into the sky from a desert terrain, leaving behind a thick plume of smoke.

Iran’s English-language Press TV said the Fateh 110 (Conqueror) missile is nine metres (29 feet) long and weighs 3,500 kilograms (7,700 pounds).

The launch of Fateh 110 comes less than a week after Iran test fired its Qiam (Rising) short range missile.