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

Trump has Again Criticized the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Trump has Again Criticized the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

The indigenously-built Khorramshahr was first announced by the defence ministry in September 2016, and United States officials said it was this ballistic missile was tested in January, sparking global condemnation.

Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, Press TV reported on Saturday.

The public show in Tehran's Baharestan square near the Parliament building square exhibited different missile systems, including ballistic missiles, solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missiles and the liquid-fuel Ghadr.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the apparent launch on Saturday: "Iran just test fired a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel".

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel". Many experts think North Korea wouldn't do something so risky, but it's hard to rule out given North Korea's steadily expanding nuclear and missile tests. "Not much of an agreement we have!" he added.

Fitzpatrick agrees it would be a good idea to extend the Iran nuclear deal to include ballistic missiles, "but it is no good talking about this if the U.S. is not honoring the nuclear agreement".

Trump has suggested he might seek to renegotiate the nuclear deal or abandon it.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said that although the 2015 Iran deal was not ideal, the global community should stick with it or risk facing another situation like North Korea.

During his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the altering or scrapping of the deal.

"Imagine what would happen if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons", he said.

The missile was first displayed in the capital Tehran on Friday 22 September during military parades held to commemorate the Sacred Defence Week, which marks the anniversary of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

He said the Khorramshahr missile was 13 metres (43 feet) long and could carry an 1,800 kilogram (almost 4,000-pound) payload.

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