Iran says it will continue a missile firing exercise to demonstrate its ability to fend off military threats.
Iranian officials on Sunday said the military drill would involve testing various ground-to-ground missiles, including a model that is believed to be capable of hitting targets in Israel.
General Hossein Salami said Iran would test-launch the medium-range Shahab-1 and Shahab-2 late Sunday, and the long-range Shahab-3 on Monday. Iran says the Shahab-3 has a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, putting Israel and some U.S. military bases within reach.
Salami heads the air force of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. He said Iran also tested a multiple missile launcher for the first time during war games Sunday.
The tests come amid rising tension between Iran and Western nations over Tehran's nuclear program.
Iran revealed this past week that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant, despite United Nations demands that it stop processing material that can be used in nuclear bombs.