Published: Tue, September 26, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Defiant Iran test fires ballistic missile 'Khorramshahr'

Defiant Iran test fires ballistic missile 'Khorramshahr'

The deal lifted nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for the country allowing inspections of its nuclear sites and reductions in its stocks of low-enriched uranium.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a press conference in the capital Tehran, on February 27, 2016.

The next major deadline comes in October when Trump will decide whether to certify that Iran is complying with the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Rowhani accuses Trump of attempting to sabotage the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.

- Trump recently called Iran a bogus nation of dictators hiding behind the mask of Democracy.

One major sticking point of the JCPOA is that Iran has been "called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology".

The Khorramshahr rocket was shown at a military parade in Tehran Friday.

"We are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence", Rouhani said at the event, in remarks relayed by the semi-official FARS news agency.

"We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces ... And the world becomes a more unsafe place", she said.

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea".

Trump has repeatedly vowed to pull USA backing from the deal; he has also called for including Iran's missile program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a fierce critic of the deal, saying it would guarantee Iran getting a nuclear weapon.

Iran frequently calls for the death of both America and Israel.

"France demands that Iran halt all destabilizing activities in the region and to respect all provisions of Resolution 2231, including the call to halt this type of ballistic activity", a statement read.

As part of the nuclear agreement, President Trump has to re-certify the Iran deal to congress every 90 days.

Trump in his speech at the General Assembly on Tuesday claimed that the nuclear deal "provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program".

"The truth is, the Iran deal has so many flaws that it's tempting to leave it", she said.

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