TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that homegrown long-range cruise missile Soumar will be delivered to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in near future.
Iran's Deputy Defense Minister Qassem Taqizadeh told Tasnim news that the Soumar missiles will be delivered to the Iranian armed forces, but mostly to the IRGC.
The ground-launched cruise missile, which was unveiled in March 2015, enjoys modern technologies in navigation, propulsion and structure, said the report without further details on the missile specifications.
West, with the U.S. atop, has urged Iran to cease developing missiles and activities designed to carry nuclear weapons, and to start negotiations over them.
However, Iran has announced that it will continue to develop and test missiles in line with its deterrence policy despite adversarial positions taken on this issue by the U.S. officials.
The Soumar is equipped with a solid rocket booster and is thus a ground-launched missile. Besides, the cruise missile has a range of 2,500-3,000 km.