US and Russian military officials spoke for a little over an hour on Thursday evening about how to improve the safety of air crews conducting simultaneous air strikes in Syria and agreed to consider each other's proposals, a Pentagon spokesman said."Both sides agreed to consider the proposals and provide feedback in the coming days," Peter Cook, the Pentagon spokesman, said in a news briefing.
“You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with the range of 2,000 km [1,200 miles], the latest missile of our country,” state television said.
Rouhani said Iran would strengthen its missile capabilities without asking for any country’s permission.
Reports are coming in that on Thursday morning there were strikes on a former regime air base near the Isil capital Raqqa and on Isil positions near Deir Ezzour city in eastern Syria.
It is not quite clear whether there was any particular tactical purpose to these strikes.
Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.
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The report did not give the time or location of the test.
The video included footage from an on-board camera showing the detachment of the cone that could carry multiple warheads.
His comments came just days after President Trump delivered a speech at the United Nations in which he accused Iran of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria, and other parts of the Middle East.
Trump called Rouhani’s government a “murderous regime” that shouldn’t be allowed to have missiles.
Just hours earlier, the Khorramshahr missile was unveiled at a large military parade presided over by Iranian President Hassan Rohani who vowed to continue Tehran’s missile program in defiance of demands from Washington to halt it.