Iran "Successfully" Launches Ballistic Missile, TV Reports

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

The missile is named as Khorramshahr missile, and it has a range of 1,250 miles and is able to carry multiple warheads.

The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in Tehran.

President Hassan Rouhani took part in the Tehran parade and did not hesitate to criticise the threats made by Trump.

The U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, and commented that Iran's continuing missile program has violated the spirit of the deal.

"We will strengthen our defence and military capabilities. whether you want it or not", Rouhani said, a direct response to Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly this week. We will not seek anyone's permission to defend our land.

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

The unveiling of the new missile, called the Khoramshahr, comes two months after Iran launched a missile into space, prompting a new round of sanctions and criticism from the United States.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he is "extremely concerned" by reports that Iran tested a missile, saying the action was inconsistent with United Nations resolutions.

"The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy".

The Iranian president also reaffirmed his country's commitment to the nuclear deal.

"Every country in the world is supporting the nuclear deal we signed except the United States and the Zionist regime".

Iran is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has backed Yemen's Shiite rebels against US supported and Saudi-led coalition that sought to return the internationally elected government to power in Yemen.

In Syria, Iran is a close ally of President Bashar Assad.

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.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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