Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile in July
A Shahab-3 ballistic missile was launched in the early hours on July 25 from the southern part of Iran and, after covering a distance of about 600 miles to the north of Iran, it landed in desert area not far from Tehran.
“We are aware of reports of a projectile launched from Iran, and have no further comment at this time,” a local television channel reported. The reported ballistic missile launch comes in the wake of the recently strained relations between Tehran and the West.
The situation exacerbated on July 19, when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an elite military force of the Islamic Republic, seized the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz for “the violations of international maritime regulations.”
According to the IRGC, the tanker was escorted towards the shore for further investigation.