Iranian state media: Test of ballistic missile successful

Iran Shows Off Khorramshahr Ballistic Missile After Trump Speech

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President Hassan Rouhani vowed today that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.

"Extremely concerned by reports of Iran missile test, which is inconsistent with United Nations resolution 2231".

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

Images from State television showed the launch of the missile.

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"We will strengthen our defense and military capabilities ... whether you want it or not", Rouhani said, a direct response to Trump's speech at the U.N. General Assembly this week.

"Our armed forces and defence power have always been for strengthening peace and we have never utilised our defensive power for conquering a land but exclusively defending our own motherland", added the Iranian president.

Iran already has two other missiles, Ghadr-F and Sejil, capable of reaching Israel, the sworn enemy of Iran, and the us bases located in the region. He also said that the USA would "pay such a high cost" if it did so, stating that North Korea and other American adversaries won't take its future negotiation proposals seriously if they saw that Washington would throw away years' of diplomatic work in an instant just because it felt like it.

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 global sanctions.

"Iran can be expected to continue to push the deal's limits, commit violations and seek interpretations that are unfounded", the report said. "Either the nuclear deal remains as it is or it will collapse", he added.

But it's not known exactly when the test took place. If he does not, Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the deal.

Trump must decide by October 15 whether to certify that Iran is complying with the pact. The agreement does not mention conventional missile tests.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday displayed its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel and much of the Middle East.

The iranian missile Khoramshahr, unveiled during a military parade on September 22, 2017 to Tehran.

Iran expert Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow with the UK's Chatham House, said that Rouhani was playing to both the worldwide and domestic audience.

The conclusion is simple: despite President Trump's hateful language against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the European signatories of the nuclear deal with Iran as well as Russian Federation and China, which both have strategic and commercial alliances with Tehran, appear willing to break from Washington's position that is getting closer everyday to Netanyahu's anti-Iran mindset.

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