Word of the alleged launch surfaced on Friday as Iran claimed a missile launch was successful.
Multiple news outlets reported on Monday that the launch was faked. According to CNN, US intelligence radars and sensors "picked up no indication" of an Iranian ballistic missile launch in the days surrounding a reported test, according to a Trump administration official familiar with the latest US assessment.
Iranian reports that the nation tested a new ballistic missile so far does not appear to be true, the official said, adding: "As far as we can see, it did not happen." State-run broadcaster Press TV reported the launch on Saturday, according to footage broadcast on Iranian state television. "Iran has released footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran," Press TV said.