Iran displayed its Khaybar Shekan ballistic missile near the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran. Iran claimed the missile was used to target an area in northwestern Syria, aiming at “Takfiri” groups like ISIS. However, Iranian media also indicated that it was a “message” to Israel. The missiles were fired from southern Iran to test their range, reaching 1,300km. Iran’s aim is to demonstrate the improvement of its missile arsenal, particularly the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. It has now developed a “third generation” of long-range missiles, with solid fuel and maneuverability. Iran estimates that the latest generation can reach 1,450km. This display of missile strength is a clear message to Israel, the US, and other countries in the region.