TEHRAN  - Iran on Wednesday test-fired a missile it said is capable of reaching Israel, angering the United States amid growing fears that the standoff over the contested Iranian nuclear drive could lead to war. The long-range missile has been test-fired in response to what Iran says are threats from Israel and the United States, Iranian officials said. Iran says this test-firing was a success. Iran says this test-firing was a success. The Shahab-3 was among a broadside of nine missiles fired off simultaneously from an undisclosed location in the Iranian desert during war games being staged by the Revolutionary Guards, state television showed. "The aim of these war games is to show we are ready to defend the integrity of the Iranian nation," state-run Arabic channel Al-Alam quoted Revolutionary Guards air force commander Gen Hossein Salami as saying. The United States led Western condemnation of the tests, saying it would reinforce suspicions over Tehran's military ambitions at a time when world powers are seeking to resolve the long-running nuclear standoff. Al-Alam said the missiles test-fired by the Revolutionary Guards included a Shahab-3 with a one-tonne conventional warhead and a 2,000-kilometre range. "Our missiles are ready for shooting at any place and any time, quickly and with accuracy. The enemy must not repeat its mistakes. The enemy targets are under surveillance," Salami added. "We want to tell the world that those who conduct their foreign policy by using the language of threat against Iran have to know that our finger is always on the trigger and we have hundreds and even thousands of missiles ready to be fired against predetermined targets," CNN quoted Gen Hossein Salami as saying. "We will chase the enemies on the ground and in the sky and we are able react strongly to enemy's threats in shortest possible time." The United States, which has never ruled out military action against Iranian atomic facilities, condemned the missile tests. "Iran's development of ballistic missiles is a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and completely inconsistent with Iran's obligations to the world," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said. He expressed concern that Iran's ballistic missiles could be used as "a delivery vehicle for a potential nuclear weapon". "It's evidence that the missile threat is not an imaginary one," commented US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Along with the Shahab-3, also test-fired were the Zelzal, with a range of up to 400km, and the Fateh which has a range of around 170km. Television pictures showed footage of the Shahab-3 and other missiles being launched, apparently successfully, leaving huge clouds of smoke and dust as they soared into a cloudless sky.