Iran Tests Khorramshahr Medium Range Ballistic Missile

On January 29, 2017, Iran test-fired a “Khorramshahr” medium range ballistic missile from a test site near Semnan, 140 miles east of Tehran. Reports claim that the missile flew about 965 km before apparently exploding during reentry. The Khorramshahr is a new, indigenously made Iranian missile and its development was announced by Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan in September 2016. Little is known, however, about its specifications. ¬†This test represents a possible violation of UN Resolution 2231, the result of the Iran nuclear deal that calls on the Islamic Republic not to conduct tests of missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads¬†for eight years, starting on July 20, 2015.