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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 - 12:17
Iran unveils upgraded ballistic missile
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Iran has announced a new version of a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Fateh-110 or Conqueror.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the upgraded weapon yesterday, just weeks after it was test-fired.

He said Iran was seeking to develop its defence capabilities "not in an aggressive context, but as a deterrence".

Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the upgraded Fateh-110, President Ahmadinejad said Iran only sought to "defend itself".

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