US officials say intelligence efforts found no evidence of an Iranian ballistic missile launch after President Donald Trump tweeted about a launch reported from an Iranian-run news broadcast, according to CNN.
Trump — who has said he likes to "know the facts" before making a statement — referenced the questionable report, while seemingly criticizing the Iran nuclear deal. "Iran just test fired a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel," he tweeted. "They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!"
Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
The report is likely to have shown footage of a previous Iranian launch. "As far as we can see, it did not happen," a Trump official — who did know if the president received an intelligence briefing before the tweet — told CNN.