A semiofficial news agency is reporting that Iran has test-fired two ballistic missiles at a target some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) away, with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written on them.

The Fars news agency offered pictures Wednesday it said were of the Qadr H missiles being fired.

The announcement of the rocket fire comes as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Israel as part of a Mideast tour. It also comes after a U.S. State Department spokesman on Tuesday criticized another missile launch, saying America planned to bring it before the United Nations Security Council.

A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers including the U.S. is now underway. In the time since the deal, however, hard-liners in Iran's military have made several shows of strength.