Iran successfully test fires Khorramshahr ballistic missile hours after its unveiling

Iran has conducted a successful test-launch of its new 2,000 km range ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran, Press TV reports.

Video footage aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Friday showed the missile launched from an unknown location.

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.

Earlier on Friday morning, the missile was unveiled during a military parade in Tehran attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials. Iranian armed forces on Sep. 22 hold massive parades across the nation marking the first day of the annual Sacred Defense Week, marking the beginning of 1980s war with Iraq.

According to initial reports, the ballistic missile, which has a range of 2000 kilometers, is capable of carrying a payload of one-ton and multiple warheads. The ballistic missile is Iran’s third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles.


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