Iran test-fires new ballistic missile defying USA warnings

Cheryl Sanders
September 25, 2017

"This is the third Iranian missile with a range of 2,000 km", it added.

The missile test comes days after President Donald Trump denounced Iran during his address to the United Nations General Assembly, accusing Tehran of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East. Trump is now weighing whether or not to certify Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 deal that places limits on Tehran's nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Defying UN security council resolutions and United States warnings, Iran test fired a new ICBM that they say is capable of carrying multiple warheads.

Fitzpatrick agrees it would be a good idea to extend the Iran nuclear deal to include ballistic missiles.

The test is seen by some as a sign of defiance of Trump, who said Tehran was part of a "small group of rogue regimes" at the United Nations assembly in NY earlier in September.

US President Donald Trump has warned that the new ballistic missile "successfully" tested by Iran may be able to reach Israel.

"We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces..."

The state TV broadcast a footage of "the successful test-launch of the country's new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran on Friday".

At the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump said Iran was building its missile capability and accused it of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

The missile can carry multiple warheads, according to the state broadcaster.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trump had made a final decision to continue complying with the Iran nuclear deal, under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.

Tehran has always argued the tests are exclusively for protective reasons plus notes Security Councils-measure merely pertains to missiles created specifically to transport atomic war-heads.

Even though Iran has long boasted of owning missiles within the exact same assortment included in the arsenal, it had been the very first time that this Khoramshahr rocket has been exhibited in public places.

But Rouhani ruled out any change of policy in the region.

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