Expert: Iran `Doctored' Photo Of Missile Launches

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

New York (AP) A photo showing Iran's launch of four missiles might be a fake.

London-based defense analyst Mark Fitzpatrick says he's taken a close look at an image posted yesterday on the Revolutionary Guards' web site that showed four missiles moments after launch.

But it was switched to a picture of three missiles that appear to be the same as the earlier photo. The fourth missile was still on the ground, with what appears to be a vehicle nearby.

Fitzpatrick speculates the fourth missile may have malfunctioned. In his assessment, the Iranians have had other missile tests that have succeed, but he adds that “Iran tends to
Exaggerate its capabilities.”

There's been no comment from Iranian government officials.

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