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Footage Of Recent Iranian Missile Launch Is Fake

A Ghadr-H missle, center, a solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missile and a portrait of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are on display for the annual Defense Week, marking the 37th anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, at Baharestan Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


PressTV, Iran’s official state television, published a YouTube video allegedly showing a ballistic missile test. 

Except it never happened. 

The footage shown is from January 2017. 

Published on Sep 22, 2017

The Islamic Republic’s domestically manufactured Khorramshahr ballistic missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads. It has also become smaller in size and more tactical compared to the country’s previous ballistic missiles. The test of the ballistic missile came as Iran has also repeatedly said that its missile program has a defensive nature and is non-negotiable. Watch Live: YouTube:
Unbelievably, the video is still up:

This is certainly not the first time PressTV has been caught in an all-out lie. They’ve been caught in some doozies, such as photoshopping multiple missiles into a photograph to cover up a malfunction of 3/4 of the missiles being tested. 

In the world of Strategic Communications, Iran ranks below Russia in trust.  That’s very, very bad.

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September 26, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Footage released by Iranian state television last Friday showing the country’s latest ballistic missile test is fake.

On Monday, U.S. officials said the video was actually footage from a failed missile test conducted seven months ago.

The latest assessment says U.S. Intelligence picked up no indication of a missile launch in the days surrounding the reported test.

Under the terms of the Iran Nuclear Deal signed by former President Obama the trump administration has until October 15 to decide whether Iran is in compliance with the terms of the agreement.

Meanwhile, European diplomats say they will uphold the international Nuclear Deal with Iran.

Britain, Germany, and France said they will oppose the new sanctions if the U.S. abandons the agreement.

This comes after Iran allegedly tested its new ballistic missile, and vowed to increase its military power.

President Trump considers these acts a violation of the spirit of the Nuclear Deal.

Experts say the European countries want to keep the deal alive because of their multi-billion dollar investments in Iran’s oil industry.

President Trump’s decision to abandon the deal would entail tougher sanctions on Tehran, and lead to losses to the European business interests.