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Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticizes arms program

24 Septembre 2017

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 United States 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".

The ballistic missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division, told the media on Friday.

On 15th October, 2017, Mr. Trump will be certifying to the Congress that whether Iran is truly compliant with nuclear deal of 2015 it made with world powers.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has responded to the latest Iranian ballistic missile test by warning of the day when a similar missile can carry a nuclear warhead.

It says such launches violate the spirit of the 2015 agreement between Iran and six world powers to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

This came just hours after the missile was unveiled during a military parade in Tehran.

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He called for a political process, which he said was a key part of the United Nations Security Council process. Last Friday, North Korea launched its second missile over Japan in one month.

"Not much of an agreement we have!" the President added in his tweet, apparently alluding to the agreement signed in 2015 between Tehran and six worldwide powers, including the U.S., on Iran's nuclear programme.

However, Washington has on several occasions slapped new sanctions against Iran over its missile program. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission".

Iranian officials have argued that the measure only applies to missiles specifically created to carry nuclear warheads.

The most recent achievements of the Iranian armed forces in the missile industry, equipment for the ground, naval and air defense forces as well as communications gear were displayed in the events. "Not much of an agreement we have!"

The other signatories to the deal - Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the European Union - have all pushed for it to continue.

Rouhani on Wednesday described Trump's speech as "ignorant, absurd and hateful", adding that it would be a "great pity" if the nuclear deal was dismantled because of "rogue newcomers" to politics.