JERUSALEM – Israeli defense officials say the military has successfully test fired an advanced missile from a base outside of Tel Aviv.
One official says the launch tested a "rocket propulsion system" and that the exercise had been planned long ago. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of security restrictions, and declined to give further information.
Foreign news reports, however, said the test involved firing a long-range Jericho missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and striking Iran.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed new concerns about Iran's nuclear program. Israeli leaders recently held discussions on possible pre-emptive military action against Iran, though no decisions are believed to have been made.