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A missile launch that Iran said on Friday was a success appears to have been a fake, Fox News and CNN reported.

A video purporting to show a recent Iranian missile launch, provoking an angry response from President Trump, appears to have been a fake, Fox News and CNN reported on Monday.

A video purporting to show a recent Iranian missile launch, provoking an angry response from President Trump, appears to have been a fake, Fox News and CNN reported on Monday.

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But the launch footage is actually several months old from a failed test in January, Fox News reported, citing two unnamed US officials.

But the launch footage is actually several months old from a failed test in January, Fox News reported, citing two unnamed US officials.

The missile, known as the Khoramshahr, was trotted out on display in a military parade on Friday ahead of the test announcement. But the January launch failed during re-entry, having flown about 600 miles. It appears that no launch actually took place at all on Friday.

CNN also confirmed, citing an unnamed US official, that there was “no indication” of launch.

“As far as we can see, it did not happen,” the official told CNN.

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