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Iran Test Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, CNN Reports

An Iranian long-range Shahab-3 missile is fired in desert terrain at an unspecified location in Iran on Sept. 28, 2009.

An Iranian long-range Shahab-3 missile is fired in desert terrain at an unspecified location in Iran on Sept. 28, 2009.

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Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile earlier this week that traveled 1,000 kilometers, CNN reported citing an unnamed U.S. official, the latest move escalating tensions around one of the world’s most important shipping- and air-traffic corridors.

The Shabaab-3 missile didn’t pose a threat to shipping or U.S. bases in the region, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted, citing the official. The U.S. was aware of reports of a projectile launched from Iran, a senior Trump administration official told Bloomberg News, declining further comment.