WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The United States is skeptical of reports suggesting Iran had developed a hypersonic missile, a Pentagon spokesperson said on Thursday.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency last week quoted the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace commander as saying Iran had built a hypersonic ballistic missile.
“We’ve seen the reports asserted and coming out of Iran, we remain skeptical of these reports,” Sabrina Singh told a news conference.
Hypersonic missiles can fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound and on a complex trajectory, making them difficult to intercept.
Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; editing by Jonathan Oatis
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