Iran launches new missile submarine 

Iran launches new missile submarine 

The vessel weighs 600 tonnes and is armed with torpedoes, naval mines and cruise missiles that can be launched from a submerged position, the government’s English-language Press TV said.

Iran has developed a large domestic arms industry in the face of international pressure and embargoes that have barred it from importing many weapons. The Fateh is its first domestically produced cruise-missile submarine. 

The Iranian navy already possesses at least three Russian-built Kilo class attack submarines and domestically-produced midget submarines. 

Last year it launched a domestically built destroyer which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties. 

Donald Trump, the president of the United States, pulled out of a 2015 nuclear agreement and reimposed sanctions on Tehran in May 2018, saying the deal did not sufficiently curb Iran’s development of ballistic missiles.  

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