BREAKING: Iran’s Missile Launch Was Fake, US Officials Say – Despite Trump Tweeting About The Launch

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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 which they claimed could reach Israel, 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.

President Trump had originally responded to the reported launch in a late-Saturday tweet, saying, “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!”

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