Russia has denied that its missiles crashed in Iran.
The U.S. officials said four Russian cruise missiles had crashed in Iran, explaining that the missiles had been fired at Syria from a Russian ship in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday.
The missiles were said to have been launched from a Russian ship in the Caspian Sea, reached their targets in Syria.
Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement that it was not true the missiles landed in Iran.
Moscow launched its bombing campaign in Syria last week, firing missiles from fighter jets and warships in the Caspian Sea, at targets it said belong to ISIS and other “terrorist” groups.
“Any professional knows that during these operations we always fix the target before and after impact. All our cruise missiles hit their target,” ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call on yesterday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The two discussed coordination in the fight against ISIS and the necessity to avoid incidents in Syrian airspace where both Russia and the United States are flying independent bombing campaigns, the ministry said.