Tehran describes report on new missile test as “fake”
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has said the Americans’ new claim on Iran’s missile test is aimed at “spreading Iranophobia”, describing the reports as “fake”.
He advised Iran’s southern neighbors to avoid believing such reports, adding that Iran has never posed any threat against the Persian Gulf countries, IRNA news agency reported.
The minister further termed the reports on Iran’s new missile tests as “psychological warfare” aimed at boosting the US weapon sales to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Fox News on Feb. 8 claimed that Iran launched another missile Wednesday from the same launch pad east of Tehran where it conducted a previous ballistic missile test last month.
The officials from Iran and the US have recently exchanged sharp criticism over several reports on the Islamic Republic’s recent missile tests.
Earlier on Feb. 2 Iran confirmed that the country test-fired a missile.