Iran Releases Video of Long-Range Missile Test, Tasnim Reports

(Bloomberg) -- A video released by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shows the apparent test-firing of the nation’s latest long-range cruise missile, the semi-official Tasnim news reported, citing the ministry’s public affairs office.

The missile has a range of up to 1,350 kilometers (839 miles), Tasnim said, adding that the video, published online alongside its report, shows the device was successfully fired and reached a distance of 1,200 kilometers.

The U.S. withdrew last year from the nuclear deal with Iran and five major world powers, in part citing Iran’s missile program, which isn’t covered by the accord. France has said that it wants Iran to open negotiations over its ballistic missile program.

Iranian officials have repeatedly said their missile plans aren’t negotiable and part of the country’s defensive military strategy.

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