May 9, 2016 / 5:40 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. trying to determine whether Iran tested missile: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said it was looking into whether or not Iran had tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Monday after Iranian news agencies issued conflicting reports about whether a precision-guided weapon had been fired.

“We’re still trying to get to the bottom of what exactly transpired,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a briefing.

“We are aware of Iranian claims of an additional ballistic missile launch,” he said. “We’re also aware of statements from the defense minister indicating that such a launch did not take place.”

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Chris Reese

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