BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has tested their Qiam-1 missile in a ‘secret’ underground facility in an undisclosed location inside the Persian Gulf nation.
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The Qiam-1 was modeled after the North Korean Scud missile, Hwasong-6; it entered Iranian military service in 2010.
This move by the Iranian military comes just weeks after the U.S. administration accused Iran of preparing to launch an attack on the American forces in the Middle East.
Iran maintains that their missile program is merely defensive, despite contrasting accusations from the U.S. and Israel.