Iran tests new medium-range missile in defiance of USA warnings

Posted September 24, 2017

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Tehran said it was unperturbed by the renewed ban on Iranian visitors under US President Donald Trump's revised executive order, which had been forced after legal challenges overturned the original order.

Iran flaunted its new ballistic weapons today as President Hassan Rouhani vowed to boost the country's missile capabilities without seeking the permission of any other nation.

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads with explosives and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. It said Iran released footage of the test-launch.

He says Iran "will strengthen our defense and military capabilities. whether you want it or not" - referring to the remarks made by U.S. president at the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran said in its announcement on Saturday that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads.

Iran's Defence Minister, Gen Amir Hatami, outlined the missile's "unique specifications".

Iranian armed forces on Sep.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveiled its latest ballistic missile at a military parade, which also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.

The test shows that Iran has a multiple warhead missile well within range of Jerusalem.

"Iran's public display of the missile and Rouhani's comments were largely a response to the Trump administration's declared intention to pressure Tehran to accept limitations on its ballistic missile programs", Robert Einhorn, who played a crucial role in formulating US policy toward Iran's nuclear program while advising the Obama administration on nonproliferation and arms control, tells Newsweek.

"President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran, he called it an embarrassment", Netanyahu continued.

Though Iran has long boasted of having missiles in that range, it was the first time that the missile, called the Khorramshahr, was displayed in public. She entered service in the Iranian army in the near future.

Under the pact, Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the US imposition of unilateral sanctions on Iran was 'illegitimate and undermines the collective nature of worldwide efforts'.