Iran has unveiled what it called the latest iteration of its liquid-fueled Khorramshahr ballistic missile amid wider tensions with the West over its nuclear program. Authorities on Thursday showed off the Khorramshahr-4 to journalists at an event in Tehran with the missile on a truck-mounted launcher. Iran’s defense minister, Gen. Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, said the missile could be prepared for launch in a short period. Iranian officials described the missile as having a 2,000-kilometer range, which is about a 1,240 miles, with a 1,500-kilogram, or 3,300-pound, warhead. A U.S. State Department spokesman said Washington was aware of the missile report and reiterated that Iran’s proliferation of ballistic missiles poses a serious threat to the regional and beyond.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Oil-rich but war-scarred Libya has for years been ruled by two rival governments, but now some analysts see faint signs of progress toward reconciliation between them.They point to discord within one of the camps, based in the east and backed by military strongman Khalifa Haftar, where the parliament last week suspended its former premier Fathi Bashagha.