Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile, State Media Reports

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran test-fired a new missile that it said could carry several warheads, state media reported late Friday, in a move that looked set to ratchet up tensions with Washington.

State-run IRIB released video of a rocket being launched just before midnight local time on Friday (just before 4:30 p.m. ET Friday). It did not report the location.

“Iran successfully tested the long-range Khorramshahr ballistic missile,” IRIB reported, adding that this was the country’s third test of a missile with a range of around 1,240 miles.

American officials were not immediately available for comment on the reports. NBC News was not able to verify the details of the test or if it had even taken place.




Image: Iran annual military parade

The Khorramshahr missile is displayed during a military parade marking the Iraqi invasion in 1980 on Friday.