The Iranian regime recently unveiled this new ballistic missile, which it claims has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) and is capable of carrying several warheads.
According to the Tasnim news agency, the details of the new missile, named the Khorramshahr, were revealed by Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp’s aerospace division, on the sidelines of a military parade in Tehran, seen in the second half of the video.
According to the report from the American Fox News station seen here, US officials claimed that the Iranian regime had carried out tests of the new missile at a launch site outside Semnan, a city around 140 miles east of Tehran. The Fox reporter states that according to US defense officials, during this test the Khorramshahr missile traveled around 600 miles before exploding, failing on the re-entry launch. The journalist adds that according to her sources this is the second such test of the Khorramshahr model of the missile.
Despite the bragging by the regime’s own media about the new missile, regime officials subsequently denied US reports that the tests had taken place.