Accompanying the report was footage showing the first few seconds of the launch. Subsequent stages of the missile’s flight were not shown, nor was the date of the launch given.

On September 25, 2017, American sources reported that the footage actually showed an abortive January 2017 launch, when the missile exploded a few seconds after its launch.

The missile was unveiled on the day before the televised announcement, September 22nd, at a military parade marking the anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) aerospace and missile division, said on January 22nd, that the Khorramshahr is “a new achievement that [Iran’s] Defense Ministry created for the IRGC. It has a range of 2,000 km and can carry a warhead weighing 1,800 kg, and it can carry several warheads instead of one. We have now started the process of making it battle-ready, and it will soon become an operational [part of] the IRGC’s missile division.”

Iranian Defense Minister, Amir Hatami, said on September 23rd, that “as long as some speak in the language of threats, we will continue to strengthen Iran’s defense capabilities… Our defense policy is oriented towards deterrence and Iran will not be swayed by any threat, sanction or pressure… These strengthen our resolve to continue on our path. The strategic Khorramshahr missile… can penetrate enemy defenses and can be guided from the moment of launch until the moment it destroys the target…”

Hatami also discussed what he believes were the motivations behind U.S. President Trump’s statements regarding Iran when he spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19th. He said, “The U.S. President’s statements are warlike and arrogant. These impolite statements are meant to evade domestic pressures in America, the defeat of regional policy, international commitments, the failure to realize the goals of the arrogance. They attest to the dictatorial spirit of America…

“The important point is that [the people of Iran] invested great and tireless jihadi efforts until Iran achieved this level of deterrence, might and readiness, which turn the statements of the U.S. president into nothing more than boasting in the eyes of the great and wise Iranian nation.”

Hossein Dalirian, military correspondent for state-run Tasnim News Agency, posted on their website as well as on his Twitter page on September 23. He reviewed the IRGC’s ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel, and gave the technical specifications of each. Dalirian also posted maps that stress Israel as the target of the missiles.

The following are excerpts from his review, listing seven types of missiles and their specifacations:

“In the 1990s Iran began thinking of capabilities that would allow it to attack the occupied lands and the vital centers of the Zionist regime from Iranian soil, in the event that this regime attacks Iran. To this end, [we] began working on medium-range missiles, so that it would at least be possible to target the occupied lands from the westernmost part of Iran. Since the distance between the two points is 1,100 km, the first-generation of the Shahab ballistic missile was built with a range of 1,200 km, so that Tel Aviv would be within Iran’s reach. In that period, the manufacture and mass-production of this missile garnered widespread attention. In the many years that have passed since then Iran managed to manufacture a broad range of missiles with diverse capabilities. All of Iran’s ballistic missiles are available to the IRGC missile division, and so far the IRGC has tested many of them.

“Let us now review the IRGC missiles that target Israel, and their operational range:

“The Shahab, Iran’s first missile, in Chala:

“Range (first generation): 1,200 km
“Propellent: liquid
“Weight when armed: 15 tons
“Payload: 670 kg
“Length: 15 meters
“Type: ground-to-ground; ballistic
“Stages: one-stage

“The Sejjil, Iran’s deadliest missile:

“Range: 2,000 km
“Propellent: solid and compound solid
“Weight when armed: 23.54 tons
“Payload: 650 kg
“Length: 17.9 meters
“Type: surface-to-surface; ballistic
“Stages: two-stage, with fragmentation warhead capabilities
“The Sejjil can be launched at the occupied lands from various locations on Iranian soil”

“The three Qadr missiles:
“Qadr S missile, with range of 1,350 km
“Qadr H missile, with range of 1,650 km
“Qadr F missile, with range of 2,000 km

“Propellent: liquid
“Weight of Qadr F when armed: 17.458 tons
“Weight of Qadr F warhead: 640 kg
“Length of Qadr F: 15.86 meters
“Type: ballistic
“Stages: one-stage, with fragmentation warhead capabilities

“The Imad missile, commemorating the courage of ‘Imad Mourniyah:

“Range: 1,700 km
“Propellent: liquid
“Weight: unknown
“Payload: unknown
“Length: unknown
“Type: surface-to-surface; ballistic
“Stages: one-stage, with fragmentation warhead capabilities, full-trajectory guidance
“Range of Imad missile: 1,700 km”

“The Khorramshahr – the IRGC’s most powerful missile:

“Range: 2,000 km
“Propellent: liquid
“Weight: unknown
“Payload: 1,800 kg
“Length: unknown
“Type: surface-to-surface; ballistic
“Stages: one-stage, with fragmentation warhead capabilities
“Can carry several warheads”

Dalirian tweeted an image of the Khorramshahr missile, on September 22, 2017, and wrote, “The pictures show that this missile has no fins… The Khorramshahr is the second Iranian missile that lacks fins, after the Qiam [missile].”