(FOX NEWS) Iran removed a powerful missile from a launchpad east of Tehran earlier this month, Fox News has learned, as U.S. and Iranian officials continued trading public barbs about the Islamic Republic's missile tests and nuclear ambitions.
The Pentagon is concerned because Safir missiles use the same components as those needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
New satellite imagery from Feb. 3, obtained exclusively by Fox News from ImageSat International and verified by U.S. officials, showed Iran preparing a Safir for launch. That missile is the type Iran has previously used to put a satellite into space.
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