Iran's Latest Headfake

OpsLensNewsChannelPublished: September 27, 2017
Published: September 27, 2017

Iranian state television released video footage Friday claiming to show the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile, a few hours after it was displayed during a military parade in Tehran. But it turns out Iran never fired a ballistic missile, sources say.
The video released by the Iranians was more than seven months old – dating back to a failed launch in late January, which resulted in the missile exploding shortly after liftoff, according to two U.S. officials.
This latest misdirection by one of America's most potent enemies is likely an attempt to capitalize on the unrest being stirred by the pending threat of a similar, though less capable, weapon launch by North Korea.

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