IRGC Unveils Khaybarkiran Missile as Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna

IRGC Unveils Khaybarkiran Missile as Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna
IRGC Unveils Khaybarkiran Missile as Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile called "Khaybarkiran" (Kheibar Buster) with 1,450 Kilometres range on Wednesday state TV reported, a day after Washington and Tehran resumed indirect talks to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal.


The missile is domestically manufactured, and It is propelled by solid fuel. The long-range missile can penetrate missile shelters, Iranian state media reported.

Tehran sees its missile programme as an important deterrent to the US, Israel, and other countries. It has refused to suspend its ballistic missile development in response to Western pressure.

IRGC Unveils Khaybarkiran Missile as Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna

Indirect discussions between Tehran and Washington to resurrect the deal began after Joe Biden took over the presidency in place of Trump. Since April, Iran and the Western powers have continued to disagree despite eight rounds of talks. Iran and the United States have blamed each other for the lack of progress.

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Bagheri and IRGC Commander of the Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh attended the ceremony.

IRGC Unveils Khaybarkiran Missile as Nuclear Talks Resume in ViennaTehran, stating that its nuclear program is also peaceful, complains that the demands for lifting sanctions against Iran, despite the 8th round of talks in Vienna, are not being handled properly now.