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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.”
Initially, after the test, Iran claimed that the range of the missile is 1,250 miles. But the real range is twice that. 'I am not sure why the Iranians are lying about the range,' one US official told Fox News. 'I think they don't want to piss the Europeans off.