Iran has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, according to a report by CNN, citing a US official.
The Shabaab-3 missile was fired on late Wednesday night and traveled about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), according to CNN’s Barbara Starr.
Iran late Wednesday test fired a medium range ballistic missile that traveled 1,000 km. While the Shabaab-3 missile did not pose a threat to shipping or US bases, the intelligence assessment is its part of Iran’s efforts to improve the range and accuracy :US official— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) July 25, 2019
The missile test comes amid heightened tensions with the United States, follows President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. Washington also re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.