Iran Fires New Long-Range Missile

The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.  (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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. 

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