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The Shahab-3 is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) developed indigenously by Iran. With a range of 1300km, it can reach Israel, which has prompted concern in that nation. The missile, based on the Nodong-1, was tested from 1998-2003. It was added to the military arsenal on July 7, 2003, with an official unveiling by Ayatollah Khamenei on July 20.
The Shahab-3 was first seen in public on September 25, 1998 in Azadi Square, Tehran in a parade held to commemorate the Iranian Sacred Defence Week , anniversary of the beginning of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
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