Iran unveils latest version of ballistic missile amid wider tensions over nuclear program

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has unveiled what it called the latest iteration of its liquid-fueled Khorramshahr ballistic missile amid wider tensions with the West over its nuclear program. Authorities on Thursday showed off the Khorramshahr-4 to journalists at an event in Tehran with the missile on a truck-mounted launcher. Iran’s defense minister, Gen. Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, said the missile could be prepared for launch in a short period. Iranian officials described the missile as having a 2,000-kilometer range, which is about a 1,240 miles, with a 1,500-kilogram, or 3,300-pound, warhead. A U.S. State Department spokesman said Washington was aware of the missile report and reiterated that Iran’s proliferation of ballistic missiles poses a serious threat to the regional and beyond.