Iran Fires New Long-Range MissileSeptember 23, 2017 1:31pm

Iran says it has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile, a "Khorramshahr" with a range of around 1,240 miles. State-run media released video of the missile being fired around midnight Friday, hours after it was unveiled at a military parade, though it's not clear when the test actually took place, NBC reports.

Iran says the missile, which is capable of hitting Israel, can carry several warheads. The missile is named after a port city Iran retook at heavy cost during its war with Iraq.



The test is expected to raise tensions between Iran and the US, where President Trump accused the country of building "dangerous" missiles in his United Nations address on Tuesday.

"Iran is sending another signal of defiance taken straight from the North Korean textbook," BBC analyst Kasra Naji says. Naji calls the missile test a "borderline case" for the United Nations Security Council.

Iran has agreed to limit its nuclear weapons program, but it says the missiles it has been testing are not designed to carry nuclear warheads.

This article originally appeared on Newser: Iran Fires New Long-Range Missile

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