Landing of Russian Missiles in Iran Denied

Landing of Russian Missiles in Iran Denied Landing of Russian Missiles in Iran Denied

Tehran denied US reports that four of Russia’s cruise missiles fired on Wednesday from warships in the Caspian Sea at positions of Islamic State militants in Syria actually fell to the ground in Iran.   

The Iranian Defense Ministry believes the claim is part of the intensified western “propaganda war”, according to an unnamed source who talked with Sputnik on Thursday.

Russia’s Defense Ministry also rejected US media reports, stating that all missiles hit their designated targets.

“No matter how unpleasant and unexpected for our colleagues in the Pentagon and Langley [the CIA] was yesterday’s high-precision strike on Islamic State infrastructure in Syria, the fact remains that all missiles launched from our ships have found their targets,” ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

CNN reported that four of the 26 missiles fired from Russian warships went off target and crashed in Iran. The report was based on anonymous Pentagon sources, who despite claiming to have evidence of the targeting malfunction, could not identify where, precisely, the missiles landed.

“In contrast to CNN we do not talk with reference to anonymous sources,” Konashenkov said. “We show the launch of our rockets and the targets they struck.”

The Russian Defense Ministry has posted a number of videos to prove the accuracy of its targeting systems.