US warns Iran on missile threat
Iranian shows off its weapons delivery to make it clear that it is capable of direct attacks on Isreal. Will this keep Isreal in check or just prompt them to make a preemptive move on Iran?
The US has said it will not hesitate to defend its interests and those of its allies as Iran continues missile tests.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US had increased its security in the region and Iran should not be "confused" about US capabilities.
Iran tested missiles on Wednesday that could reach Israel, and on Thursday carried out further tests.
Meanwhile French energy giant Total has said it will not invest in Iran because it is too politically risky.
Condoleezza Rice was speaking during a visit to Georgia.
She said: "We take very strongly our obligation to defend our allies and we intend to do that.
"In the Gulf area, the United States has enhanced its security capacity, its security presence and we are working closely with all our allies... to make [sure] they are capable of defending themselves."
The Iranian military said on Thursday its Revolutionary Guards had carried out further medium- and long-range missile tests overnight.
The tests included the first night test of the Shahab-3 missile, said to have a range of 2,000km (1,240 miles), along with shore-to-sea, surface-to-surface and sea-to-air missiles, state media reported.