Published: Mon, September 25, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

As Trump Mulls Fate Of Nuclear Deal, Iran Test-Launched A Missile

As Trump Mulls Fate Of Nuclear Deal, Iran Test-Launched A Missile

Britain also voiced concerns about the test of "Khorramshahr" missile, which can carry several warheads.

The agreement does not prohibit activities in ballistic missile from Iran, but resolution 2231 of security Council of united nations, which has endorsed, calls on Iran not to carry out activities to develop missiles created to carry nuclear warheads.

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter, "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel".

Speaking during Friday's parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would press ahead with strengthening its missile capabilities and military defenses, Press TV reported.

This comes after President Trump criticized the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it's bad for America and needs to be renegotiated. The minister stressed that Iran's nuclear program "will remain peaceful", but "will not address and accept the limitations that we voluntarily accepted". It does not absolve President Trump and his administration of the responsibility because the only authority that has been recognized in the nuclear deal to verify is the IAEA'.

Carl Higbie, a former Navy Seal and a Trump 2020 campaign board member, added: "There is clearly an axis between North Korea and Iran, they are helping each other".

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Saturday that the missile test was "not just a provocation and an act of defiance directed at the USA and its allies, including Israel, it is also further proof of Iran's aspirations to become a world power and to threaten not just the Middle East but all the countries of the free world".

Rouhani said the United States and Israel have isolated themselves by opposing the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the other major powers.

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.

In an interview with CNN, he called for a new agreement to monitor Iran's missile development.

President says the USA doesn't have 'much of an agreement'.

Supporters of the deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, insist that strong global monitoring will prevent Iran from developing nuclear bombs.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said the missile can carry multiple warheads.

The leader also called a nuclear deal the USA - under the Barack Obama administration - and other countries reached with Iran in 2015 an "embarrassment for the US".

Instead, Iran has emphasised its home-grown missile programme, and denied that this breaches any worldwide laws.

Washington is due to announce on October 15 whether it considers Iran is still complying with the agreement.

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