Iranian state broadcaster showed footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in Tehran.
Video footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile believed to be a 2000 KM range intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) which brings several targets in the Middle East within it range.
The video also contained telemetry camera footage from four different angles which, according to its caption, showed the moment when the warhead of the missile was discharged, Press TV reported.
Earlier on Friday morning, the missile was unveiled during a military parade in Tehran attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military official
The ballistic missile, which is Iran’s third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads.
According to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, the Khorramshahr missile will be operational in the near future.
The launch is certain to attract angry reaction from the US which has termed earlier missile tests a violation of its nuclear agreement with five world powers.
Iran has repeatedly insisted that its military capabilities are solely aimed for defense purposes and they pose no threat to other countries. Washington has on several occasions slapped new sanctions against Iran over its missile program.
The United States claims that Iran's missile tests and rocket launches violate UN Resolution 2231, which was adopted in July 2015 to endorse the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
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